Justice, Peace and Sustainability Weekly Announcement

Dec. 5, 2019

Recognizing the escalation of violence in our world, and especially its impact on women and children, we choose to act with diligence in the pursuit of peace and nonviolence.
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IHM Monthly Mobilization to Prevent Gun Violence: Pray and Act to End Gun Violence

Dec. 14 marks the seventh anniversary of the Sandy Hook School shooting. The massacre of 20 innocent children and six educators shattered hearts in the United States and around the world. Since then, millions of people have joined the movement to end gun violence.

The IHM Sisters are joining this national effort by partnering with local allies to host two prayer services on Dec. 12 (one in Monroe and one in Detroit) to honor victims and survivors of gun violence, shine a light on the epidemic of gun violence in our nation and call for common-sense measures to reduce gun deaths and injuries.

The Monroe prayer service will take place from 3-4 p.m. in the IHM Motherhouse Chapel. This prayer service will be led by St. Mary Catholic Central High School students. It will also be Livestreamed. The Detroit prayer service will be held from 7-8 p.m. in the Marygrove College Chapel and will be co-sponsored by the IHM Justice, Peace and Sustainability Office, Marygrove Detroit Pax Christi and Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence. Please join us for one of these events.

Then, let’s work together to transform our empathy into meaningful action to reduce gun violence. Click here to ask Michigan legislators to support two bills that would protect women and families from deadly gun violence in domestic abuse situations..

Once you have acted, please email jpso@ihmsisters.org or call 734-240-9691 to let us know so that we can tally this month’s efforts. Please share this announcement with your family and friends and invite them to join you!

Did you Know?

The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center released an analysis of K-12 school shootings between 2008 and 2017, looking closely at the motives and behaviors of the attackers, among other details. The report suggests that many of these tragedies could have been prevented and stresses the importance of establishing comprehensive targeted violence prevention programs in schools. You can download the full report on the IHM Gun Violence Resource Page.

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