Preparing for the March For Our Lives
Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe has invited everyone in the diocese to join her in standing with young people at March For Our Lives Syracuse or at anther March For Our Lives event on March 24th. Details about Episcopal participation in these events can be found here.
Best practices for bringing youth and adults to a protest or march:
Forma has published a piece on “Best practices for bringing youth and adults to a protest or march.” If you are planning to attend a march with youth and adults from your church, please take time to review this piece.
“It is important for you to know that while many Episcopal churches are engaging with the March For Our Lives, The Episcopal Church is not organizing the march. If you are planning to take a church sponsored group to participate in the March For Our Lives you are encouraged to do so as a pilgrimage. Pilgrims are on a journey, they are not headed for a destination. On a pilgrimage you enter into someone else’s space, it is important to maintain a posture of respect…Continue reading.”
- Statement from Presiding Bishop Curry: “We must make our country safe because all of us are valuable and we are all children of God.”
- Statement from Bishop Duncan-Probe: Stand with our young people. “I pray they will never feel that they walk alone.”
- Episcopal participation in March For Our Lives events in Central New York.
- Episcopal Diocese of Washington resources on gun violence prevention.
- The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations
- Bishops United Against Gun Violence