Congregations across the country are participating in the national “Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath”, March 9-10 and March 16-17. Family members will display photos of loved ones lost to gun violence, and congregants will take action to advocate for a targeted urban gun violence reduction plan as part of any new effort to reduce gun crimes.
We spoke with Rev. Michael McBride, lead organizer of PICO’s Lifelines to Healing Campaign
Resources for preaching and teaching:
Bulletin insert. This downloadable flyer is designed for use with church bulletins and contains ideas for discussion, worship planning, and taking action. PDF file, 2 pages, 2.9 MB.
Announcement template. Word Doc, 1 page, 70 kb
Various resources on gun violence prevention for faith communities from Heeding God’s Call, a faith-based organization working with religious communities in Pennsylvania, Maryland and DC.
Religion and gun violence resources from the Washington Theological Consortium.
Sample sermons, prayers and scripture readings from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.