United Against Gun Violence

United Against Gun Violence

Washington National Cathedral is committed to working with our partners to end the scourge of gun violence that kills or injures more than 120,000 Americans each year.

Upcoming Event: “Prepare, Respond and Reclaim: Gun Violence and Houses of Worship”

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 | 7 pm
Cost: Free – Registration Required

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It’s no longer if but when someone we know will be directly impacted by an act of gun violence. For too many Americans, that question has been answered already. Gun violence now causes more than 100 deaths per day through mass murder, urban violence, domestic events, accidents and suicides.

Houses of worship must prepare for the potential of violence within their walls, respond compassionately to trauma in our communities and reclaim our communities as places of safety and sanctuary for all God’s children.

Pierre Thomas, Chief Justice Correspondent for ABC News, leads a multi-faceted discussion with survivors, faith leaders, community members and theologians. The evening will incorporate music, prayer, and reflection, sending those present forth with inspiration for our shared work.

  • Rev. Eric Manning, Mother Emanuel AME Church
  • Alan Hausman, Tree of Life Congregation (invited)
  • Rev. Canon Kelly Brown Douglas, Canon Theologian, Washington National Cathedral
  • Ryane Nickens, TraRon Center
  • Hurunnessa Fariad, ADAMS Center Outreach and Interfaith Coordinator
  • Moderated by Pierre Thomas, ABC News 


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Additional Resources:

March for Our Lives Interfaith Prayer Vigil
March 23, 2018

The Cathedral hosted hundreds of young activists for an interfaith vigil of prayer and inspiration ahead of the March for Our Lives rally in downtown Washington.

Our partners in the work


Anti-Gun Violence Resources

7 Fast Facts about Gun Violence
Bishops United Against Gun Violence

Dean Randy Hollerith on Gun Violence

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Join members of the Cathedral Congregation in our ongoing efforts to end gun violence