After the tragic death of nine members of the historic Emanuel American Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday night, national faith leaders are calling for prayer and action to end gun violence.
Faiths United To Prevent Gun Violence, a national advocacy organization, is asking everyone to devote a few minutes of prayer in remembrance of the victims of this tragedy. Please pray for all those in the Charleston community and the nation, who are suffering as a result of this crime.
“Nothing is more apparent in this incident than the urgency to address gun violence,” said Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, Director, Social Action Commission, African Methodist Episcopal Church. “We must press on for measures that are proven to prevent gun violence. We will work with Faiths United To Prevent Gun Violence to make this happen.”
Sr. Pat Twohill, OP, a member of the Peace and Nonviolence Committee of the Dominican Sisters of Peace said, “Our hearts and prayers are with all in Charleston reeling from this horrific crime. Senseless gun violence of every kind must stop, and we will continue to work tirelessly to this end advocating for responsible gun laws while working to transform hate and racism through the proclamation of Christ’s Gospel of Peace.”
Please observe a moment of silence this week on behalf of those who were killed and their families.
[The Dominican Sisters of Peace are members of Faiths United To Prevent Gun Violence]