God Before Guns works to reduce gun violence through community engagement, education, and advocacy, convening and collaborating with diverse faith communities and other community partners.
. . . You shall not murder. (Exodus 20:13)
. . . they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. (Isaiah 2:4)
. . . then said Jesus to him, 'put your sword back into its place; for all who live by the sword will die by the sword.' (Matthew 26:52)
. . . whosoever killeth a human being . . . it shall be as if he had killed all mankind, and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind. (Quran 5:23)
God Before Guns envisions a nation in which our faith in God and each other elevates the sanctity of life above the fears that lead to a society armed against itself.