Gun Violence Awareness
Ministries of Faith in Action
The Gun Violence Awareness committee seeks to raise awareness regarding gun violence, gun control and gun safety in communities across our country. Join us on our YouTube channel and other platforms, as we discuss these issues and collaborate on ways to help the community.
News & Events
The Council of Bishops (COB) of The United Methodist Church ended its summer 2022 meeting last Friday (Aug.26) with a call to act against gun violence and to create a uniform approach to the way in which bishops would deal with the process of disaffiliation in their areas.
By Geraldine Hills, Chair of the Desert Southwest Conference Board of Church. & Society, Gun Violence Awareness Task Force Once again, the country is horrified and traumatized by the mass murder of school children. This time it was Uvalde, Texas. This slaughter...
A Plea for Action and Prayer to End Gun Violence (Photo by Eric Gerhardy on UnSplash) The nation is afire! Not the flames of wildfires burning in many places across the US, but rather, the fire of violence and shootings and killings, sometimes of innocent persons,...
Firearm injuries are the third leading cause of death of youth in the U.S. Recent events such as mass shootings in schools with high victim counts have received extensive media coverage; however, very little attention is paid to single victim incidents. Relatedly,...
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WASHINGTON, D.C. _ The Council of Bishops President Bishop Ken Carter, who is also the resident bishop of the Florida Area, has issued the following statement in the aftermath of the mass shooting today in Jacksonville, Florida, USA: “We are saddened again to learn...
By Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach Ministries for the Desert Southwest Conference In the early morning hours of June 2, the Conference Gun Violence Task Force Chairperson, Gerry Hills, and I had a task before us. Pairs of survivor and victim’s...
Join the Desert Southwest Conference and its community partners in a silent march to commemorate National Gun Violence Awareness Day on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 8:00 AM at the Arizona State Capitol. The silent march will display shoes collected from gun violence...
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