Inspired by the concept that nothing changes if nothing changes, people of faith are responding the gun crisis by organizing everything from congregational letter-writing campaigns to strategy conferences to local gun buybacks. Clergy and laypeople involved say the key is doing something — anything — rather than caving in to the enormity of the gun violence issue.
Causes advocated by U.S. Baptists were both winners and losers in a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by Congress that postpones another major budgetary showdown for at least six months.
The diversity and scope of Saturday’s March for Our Lives was as surprising as it was inspiring, say many of the youth involved in the protests against gun violence in American schools that were held in Washington and around the nation. And for some of those, it was their Christian faith which prompted them to participate.
With tens of thousands of young people set to descend this weekend on the nation’s capital in a protest organized by survivors of a Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida, a Southern Baptist megachurch in Texas is planning a march…
This is how the church will keep the next generation in our community: by providing them space to lead us, and join them in the revolution of peace they are working so hard to usher in to our world.