Gun Violence

Wear orange for gun violence awareness

Two-minute read. The weekend of June 3-4, 2023, churches across The Diocese of West Missouri are invited to participate in “Wear Orange Day” in honor of victims and survivors of gun violence across our country.

Call to action against guns in churches

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.

West Missouri Union of Black Episcopalians statement on the shooting of Ralph Yarl

One-minute read. The Union of Black Episcopalians chapter in The Diocese of West Missouri is saddened and outraged by the shooting of Ralph Yarl. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones, and stand in solidarity with the community that has been left heartbroken by this senseless act of violence.

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