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Invest in Violence Interrupters

For decades policymakers have debated how to address the epidemic of gun violence inflicting hundreds of communities across the United States. A new solution, one led by communities, offers a way forward: violence interrupter programs. Violence interrupters mitigate violence before it happens, eliminating the need for police intervention.
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Gun Violence Witness
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Violence Interrupters

Violence interrupter programss offer a community-based approach to reducing communal and interpersonal violence that treats violence as a public health problem.

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Quaker Advocacy to End Gun Violence

In times of increased gun violence, thoughts and prayers are no longer enough. We need policies and action.

Interfaith Gun Violence Vigil at U.S. Capitol

Bipartisan Progress

For the first time in more than two decades, lawmakers in the 117th Congress (2021-2022) passed significant legislation to address gun violence. The law included four key FCNL gun violence prevention priorities.

We seek a world free of war and the threat of war.

We seek a society with equity and justice for all.

We seek a community where every person's potential may be fulfilled.

We seek an earth restored.