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Resources for Responding to Violence

“On Saturday, March 24th, [2018] more than one hundred Episcopalians in our diocese participated in the March For Our Lives event held in cities and towns across our country. In our diocese, Episcopalians were led by teenagers in Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lewisburg and York to speak out about school safety and gun violence. Some Episcopalians from our diocese travelled to be part of the March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C. This march was a response to the February 14th shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida that claimed the lives of 17 students and teachers.”


The following are resources for Clergy shared after the event (updated for relevance 05/11/23):

Episcopal Church Policies on Gun Reform:

Resources to Respond to Gun Violence:

Liturgical Resources (Bishops United Against Gun Violence):

Liturgies (Episcopal Peace Fellowship):

From Church Publishing and written in 2015:
Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace; Challenging the Epidemic of Gun Violence:


Protect Children Not Guns: We Can Do Better
Children’s Defense Fund

Prayers and Litany from the Episcopal Diocese of Newark

Gun Violence Prevention Laws Save Lives: Conversing with your Congregation about Gun Violence
Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence
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Litany in Response to an Act of Mass Violence

Rememberance after an Act of Mass Violence

Resources for the 2016 National Gun Violence Prevention
Rabbis Against Gun Violence
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