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Newtown Clergy Gather Amid More Than 3,300 Grave Markers to Remind Congress Action is Needed on Gun Violence Prevention
Originally Posted: 04/09/2013 - 1:07pm | Type: Press

April 9, 2013 Media Advisory Standing in a field of more than 3,300 g ...

Interfaith Prayer Vigil to Reduce Gun Violence
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 2:39pm | Type: Event

Jim Wallis, Michael McBride, David Saperstein, and other faith leaders April 11, 2013 - 11:30am - 12:30pm ...

Guns and immigration: Tale of two movements
Originally Posted: 04/03/2013 - 3:11pm | Type: Press

April 2, 2013 Sojo in the News Jonathan Capehart ...

Shooting Down Easter
Originally Posted: 03/30/2013 - 7:06pm | Type: Blog

The conversation yelling match around gun control is exhausting — both in terms of the ethical boundaries each side will breach to advance its cause, and the way our rhetoric has turned into an exercise in “cr ...

National Cathedral hosts interfaith call to action on gun violence
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 2:00pm | Type: Press

March 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Mike Conneen ...

Religious leaders call for assault weapons ban, background checks on gun buyers
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 11:53am | Type: Press

March 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Katherine Shaver ...

On Scripture: Pressing On Toward Higher Goals
Originally Posted: 03/13/2013 - 12:45pm | Type: Blog

Apparently, we live in a country that values the freedom to own guns, even overly powerful ones like assault rifles. “Second Amendment rights” are invoked as if our founders could predict the kinds of weapons ...

Newtown Clergy to Senators: “We pray that you will vote for meaningful gun violence prevention laws”
Originally Posted: 03/13/2013 - 12:01pm | Type: Press

March 12, 2013 Press Releases Ahead of a Senate Judiciary Committee v ...

Newtown rabbi joins interfaith gun-control campaign
Originally Posted: 03/13/2013 - 11:13am | Type: Press

March 12, 2013 Sojo in the News Jewish Telegraphic Agency ...

Clergy press for assault-weapon ban
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 1:03pm | Type: Press

March 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Bob Allen ...

Sandy Hook Dad Testifying Before Congress on Gun Violence
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

Now it's time to ask Congress to show some courage and enact sensible measures to prevent gun violence. Too many parents have already lost their children. As a mom of two sma ...

Defending the Gun Market
Originally Posted: 02/27/2013 - 11:30am | Type: Blog

Opposition to gun control is about defending the gun market more than the Second Amendment. Mary Sanchez, op-ed writer for the Kansas City Star , offers in her column ...

Sojourners have hard-htting message: In God (NOT GUNS) we trust
Originally Posted: 02/21/2013 - 3:05pm | Type: Press

February 20, 2013 Sojo in the News Jamie Sanderson ...

Churches under fire for using gun classes as outreach
Originally Posted: 02/19/2013 - 4:49pm | Type: Press

December 20, 2012 Sojo in the News Greg Horton ...

Nearly 50 People Murdered in Chicago and No One Gives a *&%^$
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

Chicago is weeping from the emotional exhaustion of having to bury too many youth who have been murdered. My city of Chicago, known as the City with Big Shoulders, is now on its k ...

Leaving Fantasy Island: A Call for the Church to Respond to Gun Violence
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

In my time in the capital, I have come to feel as though there are many arriving in Washington on the proverbial plane, escaping the realities of their hometowns, for the Fantasy Island in the beltway. ...

Gun Violence: How Valuable is a Life?
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

What about all the images of God erased from our lives and families every year through gun violence in the U.S.? Earlier this month, my friend and colleague,  Richard Twiss , co ...

Christians: Gun Violence is Our Issue
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:24am | Type: Blog

Once we establish that gun violence is "our issue," once we have established solidarity, organization has a platform. Newtown is us, but so is Chicago. A well-known rest ...

An Ash Wednesday Question
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:25am | Type: Blog

America is an arsenal with an open door. And any attempt to close the door is “unconstitutional.” Liberty, one of three basic rights outlined by The Declaration of Independence, is killing the other two. “Libe ...

Guns ... According to Jesus
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Blog

What would God say about gun control? Not in some sort of glib WWJD-type platitude, nor in an entangled concoction of American freedom and Christian theology. And definitely not in a sensationalized proof-text ...

The Second Amendment Can't Heal Trauma
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:27am | Type: Blog

How did this gun-owner-since-he-was-eight find himself at a prayer vigil to end gun violence on the steps of the Michigan state capitol? How did this gun-owner-since-he-was-eig ...

Religious coalition takes on the gun lobby
Originally Posted: 02/06/2013 - 2:47pm | Type: Press

February 4, 2013 Sojo in the News Lauren Markoe ...

Respect for a Father’s Grief
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:27am | Type: Blog

The Second Amendment is not holy writ, and a gun is not God. Far too many Americans have made these created things, these inanimate objects more important than the compassion we ought to have for one another. ...

Pastors, Parents and People of Faith: Game Changers on Gun Violence
Originally Posted: 01/31/2013 - 3:33pm | Type: Press

January 31, 2013 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Giffords at Gun Hearing: 'Be Bold'
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:29am | Type: Blog

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords testifies at gun control hearing. The Senate Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on gun control in the new Congress this morning. The fir ...

Death in Broad Daylight: A Childhood Memory
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:29am | Type: Blog

I applaud the parents who give their children a voice in the public discourse by allowing them to write letters to the president and to their congress members. They have the power to help change our laws and o ...

PHOTOS: Families Affected by Gun Violence March on Washington
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:30am | Type: Blog

Over the weekend I joined more than 6,000 people in a march for common sense gun control legislation. Over the weekend I joined more than 6,000 people in a march for common sense ...

Obama proposals on gun control align with religious leaders' pleas
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 3:10pm | Type: Press

January 28, 2013 Sojo in the News Jerry Filteau ...

The Courage to Reject our Culture of Violence
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

Not only have we created a culture of violence, we glorify violence in our movies, television shows, and video games. Even in pro sports, players increasingly settle disagreements on the court or field with ph ...

Help End the NRA’s Dangerous Idolatry of Guns
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

“Idolatry of guns.” What does that mean, exactly? “Idolatry of guns.” What does that mean, exactly? It might be hard to admit, but if you think about it, you can see that many ...

What’s Going On: Mobilizing Against Gun Violence
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

We who believe in the God of Peace must lean forward into the not-yet-here future we are promised, and live as though that day has come. We must use nonviolent means to disarm our nation, and make it safe for ...

Assault weapons all about swagger
Originally Posted: 01/23/2013 - 12:55pm | Type: Press

January 23, 2013 Sojo in the News Ina Hughes ...

Vatican Welcomes Obama Gun Control Proposal
Originally Posted: 01/23/2013 - 10:15am | Type: Blog

The Vatican applauded President Obama’s gun control proposals. The Vatican applauded President Obama’s gun control proposals. The Vatican continues to appeal for disarmament and m ...

Catholic Church of the Beatitudes: Ever Hear of ‘Gun Idolatry’?
Originally Posted: 01/22/2013 - 2:31pm | Type: Press

January 21, 2013 Sojo in the News Thomas Heck ...

God, not guns: Religious coalition takes on the NRA
Originally Posted: 01/22/2013 - 11:52am | Type: Press

January 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Religion News Service ...

Weapons of war not needed on the hunt
Originally Posted: 01/23/2013 - 12:49pm | Type: Press

January 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Sue Mullins ...

The NRA's Dangerous Theology
Originally Posted: 01/22/2013 - 11:35am | Type: Press

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

‘Religiously-Repugnant’: Progressive Preacher Jim Wallis Blasts the NRA for Its ‘Dangerous Theology’
Originally Posted: 01/18/2013 - 4:20pm | Type: Press

January 18, 2013 Sojo in the News Billy Hallowell ...

Sr. Carol Keehan: Sandy Hook 'Separate Issue' But 'Abortion Takes the Life of an Innocent Child'
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 4:28pm | Type: Press

January 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Patrick Burke ...

Morning Speed Read
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 3:08pm | Type: Press

January 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Arielle Hawkins ...

Faith leaders call for tighter gun control
Originally Posted: 01/22/2013 - 11:57am | Type: Press

January 15, 2013 Sojo in the News Bob Allen ...

Faith leaders launch gun control push
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 3:00pm | Type: Press

January 15, 2013 Sojo in the News Michelle Boorstein ...

Faiths United Calls for Morals Over Politics on Gun Control
Originally Posted: 01/22/2013 - 12:02pm | Type: Press

January 15, 2013 Sojo in the News Anamika Roy ...

Faith Groups Call For Action On Gun Violence
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 2:48pm | Type: Press

January 15, 2013 Sojo in the News WFMD ...

Faiths United To Prevent Gun Violence
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 2:44pm | Type: Press

January 15, 2013 Sojo in the News Mel Fabrikant ...

Clergy Demand An End To Gun Violence
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 2:34pm | Type: Press

January 15, 2013 Sojo in the News Jaweed Kaleem ...

Faith community targets guns
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 2:30pm | Type: Press

January 17, 2013 http://washingtonjewishweek.com/main.asp?SectionID=4&SubSectionID=4&ArticleID=18700 ...

Catholics unite for new gun control measures
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 2:27pm | Type: Press

January 15, 2013 Sojo in the News Joshua J. McElwee ...

Religious Leaders Call on Efforts to Curb Gun Violence
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 2:23pm | Type: Press

January 17, 2013 Sojo in the News Laurie Goodstein ...

O'Malley promises gun control legislation in Md.
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 2:20pm | Type: Press

January 14, 2013 Sojo in the News Brian Witte ...