A Christian Response to Gun Violence: a course from ChurchNext

From ChurchNext: “Every 7-8 years, one million Americans are killed or injured by firearms in a country that has nearly more guns than people. There have been 14 mass shootings during the Obama presidency alone and while 90% of Americans are in favor of gun control measures, state legislatures continue to make guns easier to acquire and carry. These facts are of grave concern to most Christians, including Episcopal Bishops and theologians Eugene Sutton and Ian Douglas who believe Christians can do more. These bishops are founding members of Bishops United Against Gun Violence and have spoken and written extensively on this subject.”

I invite you to join me in taking this course at St. Michael’s. We will take the course as a group over two Wednesday evenings, watching the videos and discussing the issues raised. Each of the evenings will include two videos:

  • Wed., Nov. 4, 7:30-8:45 PM: “The Unholy Trinity” and “Violence and the Bible” with the Rt. Rev. Eugene Sutton, Bishop of Maryland
  • Wed., Nov. 18, 7:30-8:45 PM: “A Theology of Violence” and “Christian Responsibility” with the Rt. Rev. Ian Douglas, Bishop of Connecticut

As ChurchNext notes, “This class is ideal for those who are looking for ways to think more deeply about this pressing social issue.” We will gather in the Parish Hall for these sessions.

ChurchNext provides online, video courses taught by expert teachers across a wide range of Christian disciplines. We previously used the course “How to be a crazy Christian” taught by Presiding Bishop-Elect Michael Curry.

Yours in Christ, Leslie Hague+

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