Congregations across the region will be joining together this weekend to take part in a national “Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath.”
Over 150 congregations from all faiths and denominations are expected to participate, including the Higher Ground Temple in Camden, New Jersey and the Mother Bethel AME Church in Philadelphia.
The event is being organized by the PICO National Network’s Lifelines to Healing Campaign, a faith-based effort to reduce urban gun violence.
“This weekend is meant to cherish the memory of our lost loved ones and learn what we can collectively do to keep guns off of our streets and our young people out of the graveyard,” said campaign director Pastor Michael McBride in a statement released earlier today.
The Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath begins on Jan. 20 at 11 a.m.