Gun Violence

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Understanding the Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO)

Sunday, June 18

The Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) is a mechanism for family and household member to work with law enforcement to temporarily remove guns and prevent purchase of new guns by individuals who pose a potential risk to themselves or others. The All Saints Gun Violence Prevention Task Force invites you to a presentation about this important new gun violence prevention tool.

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Promoting Gun Safety while Protecting Gun Rights

Rector’s Forum, Sunday March 19

Join us in the Forum at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, March 19 to learn more about the Firearms Accountability Counsel Task Force (FACT), a major new national coalition of law firms & gun control advocates aimed at using legal strategies to both prevent and reduce gun violence in America — a bright and welcome ray of hope at any time and especially now, when our nation is on the brink of a future with cause for real concern in many important areas.

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Featured Ministry: Firearms, Suicide and the All Saints Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

A Personal Story
by Judith Carter

If not me, then who? If not now, then when? Those were the two questions on my mind on the February 2013 evening after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School when nearly one hundred gathered at All Saints to talk about what to do about the proliferation of gun violence in our country. Jack Scott moved us all when he spoke about the accidental shooting of his son. Others around the room shared a variety of experiences with gun violence. I raised my hand half hoping that time would run out before I was recognized.

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We Are All Touched by Gun Violence

Fourth Annual Community Vigil:  Sunday, December 11

Please join us in remembering the more than 120,000 Americans killed by gun violence since the December 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre. Speakers will include Mike Kinman (All Saints Church), Francisco Garcia, Jr. (Holy Faith Episcopal Church, Inglewood), Pastor Kerwin Manning (Pasadena Church) and Erin Dunkerly (Survivor of Loss to Suicide by Firearm).

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A Litany for the National Moral Day of Action

Today, September 12, 2016, clergy and justice leaders will gather in thirty states and at our nation’s capital for the National Higher Ground Moral Day of Action. Led by William Barber, James Forbes, Traci Blackmon and Sister Simone Campbell today’s actions launch a moral revival in support of the “Higher Ground Moral Declaration.”

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Interrupting the Culture of Violence

 

“All Saints Church is the place we come to speak the truth that will overcome the lie that we cannot make a difference.”

As a peace and justice church, opposing violence in all its forms has been part of the DNA of All Saints Church for generations. Our history is a tapestry of standing up and speaking out as a beacon of God’s love, justice and compassion in many dark moments in our nation’s history – from the deportation of Japanese Americans during World War II to the profiling of Muslim Americans since 9/11 and so many other times and places along the way.

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Keeping the Momentum Going

by Jason Lyon

I have never been prouder of All Saints Church than I was yesterday. Led by our amazing young people, over 600 members of our community gathered together in a prophetic and prayerful response to the tragic events in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and Dallas.

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SPEAK OUT: Enough is Enough

Wednesday, June 29

Last week, All Saints applauded the witness of those who staged a sit-in on the House Floor and demanded that Speaker Paul Ryan allow for common sense gun control legislation to get a vote. Wednesday, June 29 has now been declared a National Day of Action on Gun Violence — and All Saints is honored to be the venue for SPEAK OUT: Enough is Enough — hosted by Congresswoman Judy Chu.

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Why we ASK

It shouldn’t be so hard. I mean, I know her after all. We are friends. Our kids are friends … she feels like family. Yet, I struggle to muster up the courage to ask a simple question. I wonder if the question will damage our relationship. Will it seem as though I don’t trust her? Will I deeply offend her? Will it change things? What if the answer isn’t something I’m prepared to hear … then what will I do? Can we stay friends?

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“To Which Voice Are We Listening?”

Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, December 6, 2015:

“If we allow that light to transform the world, it will require us to overcome our fears and weariness to have courage. It will require us to leave our comfort zones; it will require us to say and ultimately demonstrate no more! No more to gun violence!”