Gun Violence

Violence
After a wave of mass shootings from California to Iowa, United Methodists are responding with prayer, comfort for the grieving and renewed calls for advocacy against gun violence. Photo by Guernz11, courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Church responds to days of mass shootings

From California to Louisiana to Iowa, United Methodists are responding with prayer, comfort for the grieving and renewed calls for advocacy against gun violence.
Social Concerns
Black Methodists for a Better Future, a group of Black United Methodist pastors, is promoting a national day of prayer and fasting on Feb. 1 to ask God’s help with the problems of gun violence and systemic racism. Photo by Tep Ro, courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Black pastors group calls for day of prayer

A national day of prayer and fasting on Feb. 1 has been declared by the Rev. Dennis Blackwell and the group Black Methodists for a Better Future to ask for God’s help curbing gun, domestic and economic violence as well as systemic racism.
Bishops
During their online meeting Aug. 26, bishops unanimously affirmed a statement addressing gun violence. To stop the gun violence epidemic in the U.S. and around the globe, bishops are urging United Methodists to raise their prayers to God and contact their elected leaders. Screengrab courtesy of the Council of Bishops via Zoom by UM News.

Bishops call for rejecting ‘idolatry of guns’

To overcome the crisis of gun violence in the U.S. and around the globe, bishops are urging United Methodists to raise their prayers and contact their elected leaders.
Violence
People react outside the Willie de Leon Civic Center in Uvalde, Texas, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School after a shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead. Photo by Marco Bello, Reuters.

Grieving, praying after attack on school

United Methodists are praying for devastated families and a traumatized community after the murder of 19 children and two teachers. The Council of Bishops president is urging laity and clergy to “go on the offense” to stop mass shootings.

Sign up for our newsletter!

UMNEWS-SUBSCRIPTION
Loading