vigils

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As persons of faith we gather to commemorate the lives of the victims of mass shootings while always remembering the terrible daily toll of gun violence. Our vigils always include a call to action.

2022 vigils held at gun buyback events

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Rev. Heidi Barham speaks at St. Andrew Episcopal Church Vigil, Mentor, OH.
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Rev. Rosalind Hughes demonstrates how guns are beaten into garden tools at Church of the Epiphany Vigil, Euclid, OH.
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Rev. Kristine Eggert speaks at Church of the Epiphany Vigil.

2021 Annual Gun Violence Vigil
Sunday, Dec. 5

"Only Love"

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Our annual Gun Violence Vigil began in Dec. 2013 on the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. Each year we remember the tens of thousands of lives lost, lives devastated, and communities ravaged by gun violence. Our special focus is always on the needless suffering of young Americans. 

Our Vigil this year was presented live online via Zoom. It included speakers, music, and a candle lighting ceremony of remembrance. The recorded vigil may be viewed below.

Diverse Faiths and Faith Communities

Remembering Victims and Survivors

Calling for Action to Stop Gun Violence