Justice, Peace and Sustainability Weekly Announcement

Dec. 6, 2018

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 non-violence.”
-IHM Chapter 2000 Directions

IHM Monthly Mobilization to Prevent Gun Violence: Pray and Act to End Gun Violence

Dec. 14 marks the sixth 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 once again joining this national effort by partnering with our allies locally to host two prayer services and vigils to honor all 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 first event will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 4:30 p.m. in the Marygrove College Chapel followed by a brief candlelight walk. Click here for a flyer. The second will be held on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. in the IHM Motherhouse Chapel. Click here for a flyer. The Monroe event will also be Livestreamed. Please join us!

Then, let’s work together to transform our empathy into meaningful action to reduce gun violence. Ask members of the incoming U.S. House of Representatives to introduce and pass an expanded background check bill in their first 100 days. Click here to sign the petition by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

Once you have taken action, 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 in taking action.

Did You Know ...?
Last month we surpassed our goal of 90 people acting for the 90 people who are killed each day in the U.S. by gun violence. A heartfelt thank you to the 94 people who signed the petition calling for stronger gun laws, not armed guards in our sacred spaces. With your help, we can do it again this month!
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