This morning, I put on my coat and joined FCNL staff on the sidewalk facing the Hart Senate Building. For 17 minutes, we joined the hundreds of thousands of school children, teachers, parents and allies all over the world who walked out of their classrooms and places of work, and with their bodies and voices, said enough is enough.
Quakers and friends are gathering in DC for the youth led #MarchforourLives rally and march on Washington March 24th, 2018. FCNL will open the Quaker Welcome Center as a hospitality space to support Friends and allies who will be at the rally.
What is Congress doing about gun violence? What will it take to change the culture of violence in our country that creates the conditions both for mass shootings and for the nearly 100 people who die each day from guns?
The time is now for thoughts, prayers, and action on gun violence. This is the moment for bold gun legislation: comprehensive reforms that address the whole problem of gun violence, from mass shootings to everyday gun deaths.
On Valentines Day we watched in horror as another mass shooting unfolded in the United States, this time at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The time for thoughts and prayers without action is over. We need you to urge Congress to act.
The gun violence epidemic is both a public health crisis and a troubling reflection on our country’s spiritual state. As we seek policy solutions to reduce deaths from guns, we must also look critically at the culture that enables so many people to kill each other with guns.
The Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence Coalition, a group of 50 faith organizations that includes FCNL, released a statement on the tragic school shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida along with a call to action.
Gun violence in the U.S. is so common that it rarely makes the news. As a nation, we have seemingly accepted that ordinary activities – going to a house of worship, a nightclub, a school – carry the risk of violent death.