As faithful churchgoers and leaders in the evangelical Christian community, we are heartbroken and deeply concerned about the gun violence that continues to plague our nation.

Day after day, week after week, we are witnessing one deadly shooting after the other. None of us are safe, even in the safe havens of our churches and schools. 100,000 Americans will be shot this year; more than 30,000 will die, including many children.

As we mourn for our brothers and sisters who have died, we pray fervently for their friends and family who grieve. We also accept and declare that it is time to couple our thoughts and prayers with action. Our actions might look different for each one of us, depending on how gun violence has uniquely affected us and those we love, be it mass shootings, suicide by gun, domestic abuse, gang violence, or other gun-related acts of violence. We ask all Christian leaders to join together as brothers and sisters in Christ to become part of the solution.

We acknowledge our Biblical responsibility to protect life by lovingly guiding those who are suffering from severe mental illnesses to the appropriate professional resources, by urging America’s lawmakers to pass common-sense gun laws, and by encouraging gun owners to take precautions against the risks associated with allowing firearms in their homes when children are present or when a family member is dealing with crisis.

With this petition, we call on our fellow Christian believers, church leaders, and pastors across the country to declare that we will decisively respond to this problem with both prayer and action.

Who's signing

Faira Jackson
Sophia Pham
Gail Merydith
Christy Vosburg
Margaret Gordon
Phillip Swank
Rev. James Semmelroth Darnell
Nancy Henry
Larry Campbell
Desmond Harris
Carol Frazier
Chris Armato
Janet Elman
sarah serwa
Mariann Budde
Daryl Lobban
Alta Lee Maxwell
Marcie Walker
Kyle Fischer
Jeannie Hurlbut
Nancy Newell
Brandon Conley
Ryan Carver
Emily Flores
Quinn Pasche
Kathryn Perkins
Ariana Lewis
Kelly Epstein
Megs Singer
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  • Faira Jackson
    signed 2019-06-09 09:50:13 -0400
  • Sophia Pham
    signed 2019-06-09 07:43:15 -0400
  • Gail Merydith
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  • Christy Vosburg
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  • Margaret Gordon
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  • Phillip Swank
    signed 2019-06-07 16:51:29 -0400
  • Rev. James Semmelroth Darnell
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  • Nancy Henry
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  • Larry Campbell
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  • Des Fx
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  • Desmond Harris
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  • Carol Frazier
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  • Chris Armato
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  • Janet Elman
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  • sarah serwa
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  • Mariann Budde
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  • Daryl Lobban
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  • Alta Lee Maxwell
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  • Marcie Walker
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  • Kyle Fischer
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  • Jeannie Hurlbut
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  • Nancy Newell
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  • Brandon Conley
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  • Ryan Carver
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  • Emily Flores
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  • Quinn Pasche
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  • Kathryn Perkins
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  • Ariana Lewis
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  • Kelly Epstein
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  • Megs Singer
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