Episcopal Diocese of Washington

To draw people to Jesus and embody his love
for the world by equipping faith communities,
promoting spiritual growth, and striving for justice

Gun Violence Prevention

March for Our Lives - March, 2018

On Saturday, March 24, members of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington marched in solidarity with the students and families of March For Our Lives on the streets of Washington, D.C. demanding that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. Congregations of the the Diocese provided ministries of hospitality, and hundreds participated in a vigil at the National Cathedral the evening before.

See below for links to resources to stay involved in advocating for an end to gun violence, liturgical resources for congregations, and to watch video and photos from the March for Our Lives event in Washington, DC.




Video & Photos from March for Our Lives



Videos and photos by Jay Mallin


Ongoing Work

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde is a member of Bishops United Against Gun Violence  a group of more than 65 Episcopal bishops working to curtail the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. "We believe in a God of life in the face of death who calls our church to speak and act decisively against the unholy trinity of poverty, racism and violence," the bishops say in their mission statement.

To learn more about what the diocese is doing to curtail gun violence and how you can become involved, check our news articles and Bishop Mariann's blog.


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