Georgia Faith Leaders Mourn Horrific Parkland School Shooting, Call for Immediate Gun Reform

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February 15, 2018

 

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Georgia Faith Leaders Mourn Horrific School Shooting, Call for Immediate Gun Reform

 

ATLANTA, Ga.  – There have already been 18 school shootings in the United States in the first seven weeks of 2018. Seventeen were killed yesterday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, with at least 14 injured. Today, Georgia faith leaders mourn with their Florida family and call for action to prevent further gun violence. Leaders of Outcry: Interfaith Voices Against Gun Violence spoke out against this act of evil.

 

Rev. William Flippin, Jr., Emmanuel Lutheran Church:

"As a pastor, I know the power of prayer. I also know that with political power comes the moral responsibility to enact policies that prevent the senseless trauma of gun violence. As we stand in solidarity with the victims’ families shattered by gun violence, we call for moral accountability  for our elected leaders."

 

Rabbi Peter Berg, The Temple:

“I am praying for all of Parkland during this dark hour. My heart is shattered by the slaughter of so many young souls. As faith leaders, it is our civic and religious duty to urge lawmakers to address the gun violence so that there isn’t one more life stripped away from our community. We can prevent these horrific shootings from happening again. We must pray that all lawmakers will do their jobs and pass immediate legislation to protect our communities.”

 

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