Grace Cathedral is deeply concerned about the epidemic of gun violence in the United States.
We have turned this concern into action by partnering with the Brady Campaign and Moms Demand Action, leadership in the Stop Family Fire campaign and participation in the March for Our Lives movement.
Victims of Gun Violence Altar
The gun violence altar commemorates local people killed by guns and provides both a space for prayer and material to help people take action. You can light a candle, pray and write your own prayer for the victims or for our country.
Social Justice Sewing Academy
Grace Cathedral is displaying quilted banners on our gun violence altar, in partnership with SJSA, created in its hands-on workshops in schools, prisons, and community centers across the country. The powerful imagery that their young artists create in cloth explore gun violence and other issues affecting our communities.
This month, the banner remembers David Joseph and Ricky Best. David, 17 years old, was killed in Austin, Texas in 2016. Ricky, age 53, was killed in Portland, Oregon in 2017.
If you would like to do more now, consider:
- Supporting the Brady Campaign or Moms Demand Action financially or as a volunteer
- Checking any guns you own are stored safely and securely
- Asking about guns in the house and how they are secured when your child is invited to a friend’s home.