The Newtown Foundation in partnership with Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Everytown Survivor Network, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Organizing for Action, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, St Mark’s Episcopal Church and Women’s March on Washington – will host the annual national vigil service of mourning and loving remembrance for all who have fallen victim to the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in America on December 6th 2017 and nationwide with vigils/events from December 6-17th.
The 5th annual national vigil service will be held on December 6th from 7:00-9:00PM at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. This national service will anchor the Nationwide Vigils to #EndGunViolence throughout the 50 states.
All advocates are invited to attend the national vigil service in Washington D.C. to support the families and survivors impacted by gun violence and renew our pledge to fight for gun violence prevention.
National gun violence prevention Sabbath weekend, December 15 – 17th.
Please join with hundreds of faith communities and organizations across the country – by participating in the 2017 National Gun Violence Prevention (GVP) Sabbath Weekend on December 15 – 17, on the fifth anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Your congregation, community, school or family can participate by incorporating songs, readings, poems, prayers, sermons and/or discussions in your service, at a community gathering, or around your family table. You will be joining congregations across the nation who are moved to participate via prayer, song, vigils and education.
The Rabbis Against Violence has provided a Resource Packet with ready-to-use materials. It contains suggestions and links to other sources to easily find what you might need to participate and add your voice to the movement to reduce gun violence, remember those who have been killed, injured or devastated by the loss of a loved one to guns.
Go to http://www.decembersabbath.org/ on the Faiths United website to sign-up and learn more about additional resources provided by national, state and local faith organizations.