Faiths United Against Gun Violence and Washington National Cathedral are working together to have congregations and faith communities across the U.S. recognize December 10 through 14 as Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend.
Along with the opportunity to pledge your congregation’s participation, their website features resources and materials to help educate, advocate, and plan.
In North Carolina, the Council is co-sponsoring a vigil with North Carolinians Against Gun Violence, MomsRising, the NC Justice Center, the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham, and others to commemorate and honor the lives lost every year to gun violence.
The vigil takes place on Thursday, December 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 West Cornwallis Road, Durham. Please RSVP to indicate you will attend.
Speakers will include Jack Sullivan of Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation; NaShonda Cooke of MomsRising; Effie Steele of NCGV; and Council Executive Director Jennifer Copeland.
In addition, an interfaith candlelight prayer vigil for victims of gun violence takes place on Monday, December 14 from 6 to 6:30 p.m. at Bailey Theater Park, 12 North Front Street, Wilmington. Sponsored by 16 faith communities and organizations in Wilmington, the vigil will feature prayers for the victims, families, those working to curb gun violence in the community, and for the strength and courage to stand together against all violence.
Go to the Wilmington Faiths Against Gun Violence Facebook page for more information about the vigil and to RSVP.