St. Philip's plans conversation about gun violence | Community Spirit
The Ending Violence Ministry Group at St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church presents a forum and conversation addressing gun violence on Sunday, April 7, at 10:15 a.m. in the Murphey Gallery.
We are all witnesses to horrific gun violence, either from personal experience or media exposure. This forum will explore how communities of faith can respond to the issue of gun violence in our community and nation. Several members of this ministry group will raise awareness of the problem, and a video clip from a sermon by the Very Rev. Gary Hall, Dean of the Washington National Cathedral, will be shown. The forum will conclude with discussion of opportunities for action, as well as conversation to explore how our Christian values can be applied to the issue of gun violence prevention.
At their December 2012 meeting, following the shootings in Connecticut and in response to the prevalence of random gun violence worldwide, St. Philip's Vestry voted to support the Statement of Principles of Faith Leaders United Against Illegal Guns, which had been signed by the Rector. It provides that clergy work together to educate their communities about the risks of carrying illegal guns and encourage the passage of reasonable, common-sense laws to limit access to illegal guns, thus reducing the number of senseless deaths and injuries caused by gun violence. Several Vestry members formed a group to lead efforts for our community at St. Philip's and to reach out to the greater Tucson community.
The public is cordially invited to participate. There is no charge.
St. Philip’s is located at 4440 N. Campbell Avenue at River Road, Tucson. Ample parking is available in the north parking lot or under our new solar parking structure on the east side. The office phone number is 299-6421.