Saving Lives: Ending Gun Violence

Press Conference with Bishop Scanlan

Monday, March 6th, 2023 | 3:00 PM

PA State Capitol | Harrisburg, PA

501 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17120

Press Release:

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Rt. Rev. Audrey Scanlan will host a press conference in the Main Rotunda of the Pennsylvania State Capitol at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 6, to present and discuss her stance against gun violence as described in a recently published letter from the five Pennsylvania Episcopal bishops.

The five bishops published a letter on February 23 entitled, “With One Voice: Seeking Peace in Our Commonwealth.” Within the letter, the bishops acknowledge the pain and tragedy that gun violence has caused in our communities and our state. In addition, the letter notes their support of the following legislation:

  • One Handgun A Month limitations
  • Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO)
  • Prohibition on sales/possession of assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines
  • Prohibition on sales/possession of ghost guns
In 2023, for the state of Pennsylvania alone, 110 people have lost their lives due to gun violence, and an additional 331 people have been injured, according to the Gun Violence Archive. The Episcopal Church has long called for an end to the gun violence epidemic, asking local, state, and national governments to limit the ownership, sale, and use of firearms and to limit the availability of weapons.
At the press conference, Bishop Scanlan will be joined by Episcopal bishops, clergy, and laity, as well as leaders, representatives, and laity of other PA faith traditions and the group, Heeding God’s Call to End Gun Violence.
Read the complete letter here. For further press inquiries, please contact Alexis Guszick, Canon for Diocesan Communications & Events,
Committee Contacts:

The Rev. Jennifer Mattson:

The Rev. Martha Harris:

March For Our Lives: PA Advocacy Day

Thursday, March 23rd, 2023

PA State Capitol | Harrisburg, PA

501 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17120

Join Bishop Scanlan on Thursday, March 23rd, to call on the new gun safety majority in the House to act. Signup now to learn more about transportation, trainings and get scheduled into a lobby meeting.

9 AM – 12 PM: Advocacy Meetings with Legislators & Training
12 PM – 2 PM: March for Our Lives Rally
2 PM – 3:30 PM: Advocacy Meetings with Legislators & Training