Tue, Sep 20|
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Food For Thought: Turning prayers into action: The Interfaith Coalition for Gun Safety
Join us as we hear what we hear what local interfaith groups are doing to tackle gun safety.
Time & Location
Sep 20, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1000 E Morehead St, Charlotte, NC 28204, USA
About the Event
Following the mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde an ad hoc group with local representatives from Jewish, Catholic, Protestant and Sikh congregations as well as the business community came together to promote gun safety.
A petition was developed which has gained more than 1200 signatures so far. The petition supports improved gun safety with specific recommendations on limits on the availability of assault weapons, red flag laws and improved background checks among others. The goal is to reduce the risk of mass shootings in schools, places of worship, shopping centers and venues for large gatherings. Coalition leaders write, "We wish and work for a time when unnecessary loss of life due to gun violence is a memory and not a constant concern."
We hope you'll join us as we hear from leaders of the group about the petition, how their faiths inspire them to act, and how others can get involved.
-Lunch service will begin at 11:30 a.m.
- Because Covenant will be catering this event for us, if you want to have lunch, you must make and pay for a lunch reservation by MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12.
- The cost of lunch will be $10 per person and will and will include: and will be due when you register.
- You are welcome to attend the event without having lunch.
- You are also welcome to bring your own lunch.
Please note that this program will be IN PERSON ONLY. We will NOT have a virtual option. We will NOT be recording the event.
MeckMIN promotes interfaith collaboration to foster understanding, compassion and justice. We envision a community that lives by the highest values and core virtues of its rich faith traditions and respects the dignity of every person. We live out these values by bringing together people from different faith perspectives and promoting congregational engagement through dialogue and fellowship.