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At the Annual Meeting in Montgomery last week, those gathered approved a resolution on Advocating for the End of Gun Violence. This resolution was brought to the Annual Meeting by the Executive Committee of the Board of Directs in the wake of the mass shootings in Buffalo New York and in Uvalde Texas. Rev. Bennie Liggins, Senior Pastor of Unity Worship Center in Montgomery, Alabama presented the resolution on behalf of the Board. The resolution recognizes that in addition to the mass shootings that make national news, many of our communities face the realities of Gun Violence every day and the resolution encourages our churches and its members to advocate for gun reform and work within their communities to change the culture of gun violence that is so prevalent.
Some of that work began at the meeting in Montgomery with workshops from two presenters, Dana Ellis who is a Birmingham activist and organizer with Mom’s Demand Action and Onoyemi Williams who is an activist and organizer with Faith in Action. Both lead great conversations and offered ways we can start making a change today. You can see some of the resources they offered here.
The Resolution also tasked the Southeast Conference with forming a working committee to explore ways the Conference can support efforts in local communities to prevent gun violence. If you would like to serve on that committee please reach let the Board know using this form. Read the full text of the resolution here.