Our neighborhood at Holy Trinity is plagued with gun violence, with two deaths this year within a couple of blocks of the church and two armed robberies (thankfully, without resulting physical injury) of the convenience store across the street. How are we, as Christians, to respond to such violence, now that we are refusing to hide inside our church walls?
On September 14-28, Episcopal Bishops Eugene Sutton (Maryland) and Ian Douglas (Connecticut) will be offering a free online course addressing just this question. Entitled, “The Big Class: A Christian Response to Gun Violence,” this course promises and insightful and balance approach to a difficult issue. Bishops Sutton and Douglas are founding members of Bishops United Against Gun Violence, and have spoken and written extensively on this subject.
Here’s a preview:
This course is brought to you free of charge from September 14-28 through the support of The Episcopal Church, The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, Bishops United Against Gun Violence, and the Episcopal Peace Fellowship.