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The Lunacy of a Nation
Originally Posted: 06/13/2014 - 1:56pm | Type: Blog

A tragedy is when something happens that no one could have helped: an accident, a natural disaster, a crime that could not have been foreseen or prevented. On June 10 , Emilio ...

Interfaith Group Speaks Out in Wake of Santa Barbara Shooting Spree
Originally Posted: 05/30/2014 - 4:52pm | Type: Blog

An interfaith group representing 15 organizations spoke out against gun violence Thursday in the wake of last week’s deadly shooting spree in Santa Barbara. An interfaith group re ...

You Can’t Point a Person to Christ with a Gun
Originally Posted: 03/10/2014 - 3:28pm | Type: Blog

A growing trend in evangelism among some more conservative churches is to promise people a gun in exchange for attendance. During the Crusades, conversion by the sword was a commo ...

Young Guns: Gun Violence Effects on Millennials
Originally Posted: 03/06/2014 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

Generation Progress and The Center for American Progress recently released a report: “Young Guns: How Gun Violence is Devastating the Millennial Generation.” According to the report, “American children and tee ...

What We Need Right Now
Originally Posted: 09/23/2013 - 12:34pm | Type: Blog

Laws can help to restrain us, and can help by making it a little less easy for us to find ourselves armed for murder. But we need something more, something that churches are better equipped to offer than legis ...

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Brings Rally to D.C.
Originally Posted: 10/17/2013 - 10:11am | Type: Blog

The reality is bleak: 33 Americans are killed and 260 wounded from gun violence daily. Yesterday, as the culmination of its No More Names bus tour, which reached 25 states in 100 days, Mayors Against Illegal G ...

Feds Release First Guidelines for Confronting a Church Shooter
Originally Posted: 06/19/2013 - 10:20am | Type: Blog

For the first time, the federal government has issued written guidelines for houses of worship that are confronted with a homicidal gunman. For the first time, the federal governm ...

Gun Control Advocates Launch Bus Tour
Originally Posted: 06/17/2013 - 1:40pm | Type: Blog

Mayors Against Illegal Guns will launch a bus tour to rally support for tighter gun laws, in hopes of pushing Congress to revisit the proposal defeated in April. In a push to revi ...

Gun Control Fight Shifts to State Capitals
Originally Posted: 06/03/2013 - 1:25pm | Type: Blog

Mayors Against Illegal Guns is buidling grassroots organizations across the country. Mayors Against Illegal Guns is buidling grassroots organizations across the country. After set ...

Guns Kill More People Than Motor Vehicles in 12 States, D.C.
Originally Posted: 05/30/2013 - 3:49pm | Type: Blog

A new study from the Violence Policy Center found you are more likely to die from gun violence than be killed in a traffic accident in 12 states and the District of Columbia. A ne ...

Gun Control Advocates Target Senators
Originally Posted: 05/13/2013 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

Gun control advocates are targeting key senators with advertisements and protests to change their minds on background checks. Gun control advocates are escalating their campaign t ...

A Mother’s Day for Peace in our Cities
Originally Posted: 05/10/2013 - 3:24pm | Type: Blog

This Mother's Day, remember Howe’s words: “Disarm! Disarm! The sword [or gun] of murder is not the balance of justice." Ask yourself, "What can I do to sow seeds of peace in an atmosphere of vio ...

Gun Crime Decreases, Americans Think It's Up
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 3:17pm | Type: Blog

Two studies of government data show US Gun crime has decreased from its peak in the middle of 1990s Two studies of government data show US gun crime has decreased from its peak in ...

Sojourners’ Jim Wallis Ponders Immigration, Guns at Washington National Cathedral
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 9:39am | Type: Press

April 30, 2013 Sojo in the News Jeff Walton ...

Black Pastors: Gun Violence Isn’t Just a Problem for White Suburbs
Originally Posted: 04/25/2013 - 9:52am | Type: Blog

Black clergy have launched a new coalition to fight gun violence, saying they are undeterred by the recent failure of legislation on Capitol Hill and all too aware of the problem of gun violence. ...

Newtown's Teddy Bears: How Many is Too Many?
Originally Posted: 04/25/2013 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

Just what is the best response to a horrendous act of public violence? There's no right answer, Kawakami says. “One strategy might be to do something in your own community that honors the victims and also ...

Gun control falls in first attempt since Newtown; supporters re-up their resolve
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 2:01pm | Type: Press

April 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Brian Roewe ...

In Guns We Trust
Originally Posted: 04/19/2013 - 9:06am | Type: Blog

Virginia Tech, Aurora, and Newtown each stopped the nation in its tracks but we eventually moved on, and before anyone might guess, well over 3,000 more have died by gun violence in America since December. ...

Gun-control advocates win first round in Senate vote
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 4:46pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News The Associated Press ...

Gun Control News 2013: Senate Defeats Filibuster Attempt of New Gun Regulations
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 4:38pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News I-Hsien Sherwood ...

Photos of the day from around the world: April 11
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 3:29pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News New York Daily News ...

Dramatic gun control display on the National Mall
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 4:28pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Nick Iannelli ...

Mock Cemetery Installed on National Mall as Senators Vote on Guns
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 4:18pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News NBC Washington ...

Slideshow: Shared pain over gun deaths ‘can help us move forward’
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 4:14pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Traci Lee ...

Some Newtown clergy disapprove of Senate compromise on guns
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 4:11pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Dan Merica ...

Gun Reform Vote Demonstrates Power of Persistence
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 4:07pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News MSNBC ...

Clergy Join Gun Control Debate With Pleas, Prayers in 24-Hour Vigil
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 3:54pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Jaweed Kaleem ...

Volunteers Put 3,300 'Graves' On National Mall
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 3:51pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News WUSA9 ...

Mock Cemetery Installed on National Mall
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 3:37pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Comcast Sports Network (CSN) ...

More Than 3,300 Gun Deaths Since Newtown; Faith Leaders Say 'Enough'
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 3:34pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

We Are in a Battle for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 2:26pm | Type: Press

April 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Faith leaders press case for US gun laws at vigil
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 2:12pm | Type: Press

April 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Robert MacPherson ...

Gun-Control Vigil Planned Until Senate Passes Bill
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 1:51pm | Type: Press

April 14, 2013 Sojo in the News Sam Stein ...

Sikh, Other Groups Urge Stronger Gun-Control Legislation
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 11:14am | Type: Press

April 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Anju Kaur ...

Around-the-clock reading of names of those slain by guns
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 10:38am | Type: Press

April 17, 2013 Sojo in the News Big Journalism (Breitbart) ...

Background Checks Proposal Fails (VIDEO)
Originally Posted: 04/17/2013 - 6:51pm | Type: Blog

Background checks proposal fails to get 60 votes. President Barack Obama responds. The U.S. Senate has just failed to get 60 votes on a bipartisan proposal to expand gun sale b ...

On Scripture: May April Tragedies Bring May Justice
Originally Posted: 04/17/2013 - 4:50pm | Type: Blog

Let the church “gather crying tears that fill a million oceans.” For we are people of the resurrection. And we confess, despite all evidence to the contrary, that death will not win. ...

Sandy Hook families, gun advocates hold vigil on Capitol Hill until Senate passes bill
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 4:35pm | Type: Press

April 15, 2013 Sojo in the News Veronica S. ...

Faith leaders press case for US gun laws at vigil
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 4:31pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Big Journalism (Breitbart) ...

All Eyes On Washington
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 3:26pm | Type: Press

April 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Rabbi Mark Sameth ...

Suburban growth pushes politicians toward gun control
Originally Posted: 04/18/2013 - 1:51pm | Type: Press

April 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Philip Rucker ...

US Senate agrees to debate ambitious gun bill
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 2:53pm | Type: Press

April 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Michael Mathes ...

Where Idolatry Rages, Prophets Speak Out
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 6:14pm | Type: Blog

Guns are dangerous idols. ... While the idolatry rages on, prophets are beginning to speak out. Guns are dangerous idols. While mass shootings are happening at an alarming rate an ...

Life, Death, Taxes, and the Common Good
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 12:46pm | Type: Blog

The common good is not only about politics. The common good is about life and how we live it. It is ultimately about how we are all connected. I haven’t written much in the past t ...

Is There No Cure for These?
Originally Posted: 04/15/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Blog

Could the common bond of Jesus’ prayer bring two opposing views into the same room in a shared search for understanding and action? Or are the formative cultural experiences so determinative that faith and rel ...

It Is Time to Honor the Spirit of the Republic
Originally Posted: 04/12/2013 - 1:38pm | Type: Blog

It is time — it is way past time — to honor the spirit of the republic and the wisdom of the founders by ending our idolatrous worship of guns and our prostration before an interpretation of the Second Amendme ...

Our Nation's Graveyard: Clergy Demand Gun Control at National Mall
Originally Posted: 04/12/2013 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

Clergy from California to Connecticut created a makeshift graveyard symbolizing victims of gun violence on the National Mall on Thursday as they exhorted Congress to pass legislation to limit access to firearm ...

More Than 3,300 Gun Deaths Since Newtown; Faith Leaders Say 'Enough'
Originally Posted: 04/11/2013 - 1:05pm | Type: Blog

Today, on the National Mall, I stood with fellow faith leaders, including clergy from Newtown, to remember lives lost at Sandy Hook elementary school and the 3,364 gun deaths that have happened since. ...

Meet the ‘Catholic NRA’
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 5:21pm | Type: Blog

Among the Catholic faithful, not everyone supports gun control measures. Call them the NRA Catholics. As the Senate takes up a heated debate over gun control and background checks ...

Witnesses to Trauma: Faith Leaders Stand Up for Gun Violence Legislation
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

For many pastors of urban congregations, “stepping up” to end gun violence stems from a very personal place — as they have been forced to bury their own neighbors and church members. ...