/December 14-18

Pledge your congregation's participation in the Fall 2016 National Vigil for Gun Violence Victims and National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend, December 14-18

Following the great success of the 3rd annual National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend in December 2015 at more than 500 places of worship in 46 states and the District of Columbia, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence and the Washington National Cathedral are joining the Newtown Foundation and States United to Prevent Gun Violence in calling all Americans across the nation to keep raising our voices for change by pledging to participate in December 2016!

Join places of worship across the nation, the Newtown Foundation and Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, a coalition of more than 50 national denominations and faith-based organizations, to remember those who have lost their lives to gunfire, pray for those whose lives have been forever changed because of the loss of a loved one, and to educate one another on proven strategies to reduce gun violence.

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Schedule for December 14-18:

Thursday, December 14: Possible kickoff event in Washington, D.C.
Thursday – Sunday, December 14-18: Congregations across the nation participate via prayer, song, vigils and education‚Äč. December 14th is the actual anniversary of the tragic Newtown shooting.


Below, you will find resources provided by national, state and local faith organizations to help you plan a prayer, moment of reflection, call to action and more.  Or you can jump to your faith tradition's resources by clicking one of these quick links:

Unitarian Universalist

The Fall 2016 National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend is December 14-18

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