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A Church's faithful response to Gun Violence

The angel in Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis

Tragically, despite substantial progress in many regions of the United States in reducing the frequency of gun violence, the City of St. Louis remains the epicenter of this national epidemic.

In 2017, the city experienced 205 homicides, over 90% of which were committed with guns. Nor were the surrounding counties in Missouri and Illinois immune from bloodshed.

Earlier this year, the Bishop’s Deputy for Gun Violence Prevention received a Fellowship from the University of the South’s School of Theology (Sewanee) to begin the development of an adult education curriculum

on the responsibility of people of faith in addressing issues of violence.