Tara Bennett, chair of the Peace and Justice Committee, discusses how Church of the Redeemer is putting its prayers into action through gun safety in our community.
Two-minute read. Updated. The Peace and Justice Committee is urging members of The Diocese of West Missouri to contact the Missouri Senate to ask them to oppose House Bill 282, which removes current restrictions on the concealed carry of firearms in churches.
Six-minute read. We need urgent action TODAY urging the Emerging Issues Committee of the Missouri House of Representatives to vote ‘DO NOT PASS’ on HB 485, which will force churches to allow concealed carry in church buildings unless signage is posted at every entrance banning guns.
Three-minute read. The Diocese of West Missouri Peace and Justice Committee is teaming up with the Missioner for Gun Violence from the Diocese of Missouri to attend the lawmaker Advocacy Day for common sense gun legislation in Jefferson City. We would like to invite you and anyone in your parish who is interested in gun safety legislation to join us.
Three-minute read. The fifth and final step in the Be SMART program is “T” Tell Your Peers to Be SMART.
Two-minute read. The fourth step in the Be SMART program is “R” Recognize the Role of Guns in Suicide. Firearm suicide is uniquely lethal — 90 percent of suicide attempts using a gun end in death and half of suicides in the US are gun suicides.
Three-minute read. The third step “A” Ask About Unsecured Guns in Other Homes. There are approximately 4.6 million US children living in a household with at least one loaded, unlocked gun. That’s why you need to Ask about firearms in other homes your child visits.
Be SMART: Addressing firearm death in children through Modeling responsible behavior around firearms
Three-minute read. The second step in the Be SMART program is “M” Model Responsible Behavior. Every law-abiding adult has the right to decide whether or not to have a gun in the home. But, you can’t rely on curious kids not to find a gun.
Three-minute read. The first step in the Be SMART program is “S” Secure your guns in homes and vehicles. 13 million households with children contain at least one gun. And the majority of children know where the gun is stored. Hiding a gun is not securing a gun.
One-minute read. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is here again – along with the planning, the prepping and the packing. If you’re one of the millions of families who will be visiting family or friends this year, there’s one important thing you need to add to your holiday checklist: talking about responsible gun storage.
Two-minute read. Peace and Justice Committee addresses Gun Violence through educational Be SMART program for churches to help prevent shootings by children.