Witnessing, Listening for Justice and Peace - Gun Violence

#LasVegas #Sutherland #NotOneMore

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In 2017, the nation witnessed more mass shootings from Las Vegas, NV to Sutherland, TX as state and federal leaders did little to curb the crisis. People on all parts of the political and theological spectrums agree that more can be done to prevent the violence that these weapons inflict on our society, yet a consensus has not been reached on any paths forward.

The wider church community has been a vocal advocate for common sense approaches to resolving this problem, and our hope is that strong national coalitions can produce meaningful change in the years ahead.

Throughout 2018, what can the OEP community do to help shift the narrative of hopelessness and inaction on this issue that permeates every corner of our society? We need your ideas and actions to help us work together to #EndGunViolence.

Bill Scheurer


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  • David Wilcox
    commented 2018-02-17 18:06:40 -0600
    Lets support universal background checks. Let’s connect those guilty of any level of domestic violence and those with doctor determined mental illness to the national background check registry and return to the law in the Ronald Regan era which banned AR 15 assault weapons. 5 million are already out there. Is that enough?
  • Michael Martin
    commented 2018-02-17 18:00:51 -0600
    The people follow the lead of our government: if others do not bow down and worship us we blow them away. God does not hear our prayers because we have blood on our hands (Isaiah 1). Yes, all of us who do not speak out against the lies, brutality, and aggression of our government have blood on our hands (Ezekiel 33). Will OEP help to make the truth known, or will it refuse to help counter government propaganda for fear of losing tax deferred status?