Saturday, March 24, 2018

Rt. Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer: Episcopal bishops back steps against gun violence

From West Virginia-

As the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia, I participated in the gathering of the House of Bishops earlier this month in Texas. The assembly of bishops from across the United States and beyond came upon the heels of the school shootings in Florida and before the shootings this week in Maryland.

As we met, our conversation turned to the frequency of school shootings and gun violence. As spiritual leaders, we discussed the crisis our country is in and the urgency to address things - now.

As others - including our country's youth - have said, our country must change its laws to prevent gun violence and to save lives. We recognize this is not the world God created. It is not a world of love, hope and grace.

Our faith and belief in God's word led us to unanimously accept the following statement on gun violence:

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