On Sunday, July 28 hundreds of Episcopalians — including over sixty bishops — took to the streets for a prayerful protest against gun violence which concluded with a rousing call to action by our Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry. (You can watch a three minute video of that event here.)
Ian Douglas and Eugene Sutton — two of the bishops who organized the July protest march — are now following up with a free online course entitled “A Christian Response to Gun Violence.” Presentations include:
• The Unholy Trinity with Eugene Sutton
• Violence and the Bible with Eugene Sutton
• A Theology for Challenging Gun Violence with Ian Douglas
• Christian Responsibility with Ian Douglas
This class is ideal for those who are looking for ways to think more deeply about this pressing social issue. It is brought to you free of charge from September 14-28 through the support of The Episcopal Church, The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, Bishops United Against Gun Violence, and the Episcopal Peace Fellowship.
Register for this class now, and come back anytime between September 14 – 28 to take the class for free. (And yes, they will send you a reminder email when the date arrives!) REGISTRATION INFORMATION HERE
Virginia Classick, co-chair of the ASC Gun Violence Prevention Task Force has already signed up for the course. “This unique course provides an opportunity for parishioners to be further equipped to carry out the commitment of the Vestry Resolution on Gun Violence Prevention to sustained efforts and strategies to address and reduce gun violence. I hope that many of our parishioners will participate.”
ICYMI, the All Saints Church Vestry Resolution on Gun Violence Prevention, passed in 2013, commits our parish to sustained efforts to address and reduce gun violence in our community and in our nation. An active All Saints Gun Violence Prevention Task Force provides on-going opportunities for engaging the parish in education, advocacy and action.
For more information on the work of the Gun Violence Task Force, visit the ASC website.