Nationwide Vigils & Events to #EndGunViolence
December 14, 2018 marks the 6-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
By this December, over 600,000 Americans will be killed or injured by guns since the Sandy Hook shooting tragedy. We urge you to join the gun violence prevention community in our collective effort to continue to shine a light on the devastating epidemic of gun violence in our nation until these gun deaths and injuries are reduced.
REGISTER TO HOLD A LOCAL VIGILS & EVENTS TO #EndGunViolence:
The victims, survivors and the families impacted by gun violence are often forgotten. Therefore, the Newtown Foundation, the charitable arm of the Newtown Action Alliance, in partnership with with Amnesty International, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Center for American Progress, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Everytown Survivor Network, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence, Jr Newtown Action Alliance, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Organizing for Action, St. Marks Episcopal Church, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, Survivors Empowered and Women's March, will host the annual national vigil service of mourning and loving remembrance for all who have fallen victim to the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in America on December 5, 2018 in Washington, D.C. and also nationwide vigils/events during the month of December.
We are looking for faith, gun violence prevention, student, social justice, LGBTQ, other organizations, activists, or concerned citizens to plan a local vigil/event in their towns and cities across the nation during the month of December. Our goal is to support the families & communities impacted by gun violence, unite the movement, educate, continue to raise awareness, and keep this critical issue front and center throughout our nation.
Please register to host a vigil or an event in your town or city and we will send you the 2018 National Vigil Toolkit to facilitate your planning and to coordinate our collective gun violence prevention message. Our goal is to hold vigils/events in all 50 states!
|The Newtown Foundation hosts National Candlelight Vigil at St. Marks Episcopal Church on December 5, 2018 from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM||St. Marks Episcopal Church||301 A Street Southeast||Washington||DC||20003||12/5/2018||7:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
|The Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church hosts a community vigil to end gun violence in conjunction with the national vigil on December 5, 2018. All are welcome to join as we remember victims of gun violence and join together in an effort to bring an end to it.||Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church||1089 Fairfield Woods Road||Fairfield||CT||6825||12/5/2018||7:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
|St. Anthony Church, Madisonville, hosts a Taize prayer service on Tuesday, December 12 at 7 PM. Taize is a meditative form of prayer that uses chant, candlelight, scripture and periods of silence.||St. Anthony Church||6104 Desmond St||Cincinnati||OH||45227||12/12/2018||7:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM|
|The Community of Sant’Egidio will hold a candlelight vigil and prayer for all victims of gun violence, with special intentions for those who have died in Washington, DC. There will be a brief discussion after the prayer to share ideas on how faith based communities can become more involved in local efforts to decrease gun violence in our cities.||St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church||2436 Pennsylvania Ave, NW||Washington||DC||20037||12/4/2018||6:30:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM|
|The Unitarian Universalist Congregation Shelter Rock will hold a vigil/event. Details TBD.||Unitarian Universalist Congregation Shelter Rock||48 Shelter Rock Road||Manhasset||NY||11030||12/9/2018||11:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM|
|Metropolitan Community Church of New York will mark Gun Violence Prevention in memory of the Sandy Hook massacre at its 11am Liturgy, Sunday, December 16th. All are welcome.||Gun Violence Prevention Liturgy||446 West 36th Street||New York||NY||10018||12/16/2018||11:00:00 AM - 12:30:00 PM|