God Not Guns Sabbath - Marian Wright Edelman
Posted on Riverside Blog September 25, 2008
As part of the Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence’s national God Not Guns campaign, Mrs. Marian Wright Edelman, Executive Director of the Children’s Defense Fund, joined Reverend Dr. Brad R. Braxton, Senior Minister of The Riverside Church; Rachel Smith, Founder of God Not Guns; and Jackie Rowe Adams and Jean Corbett Parker, Founders of Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E., to deliver the sermon, “Still A Vision,” during service, on Sunday, September 28, in the Nave of The Riverside Church.
Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E, Brady Center Rep. with Dr. Braxton and Mrs. Edelman
The God Not Guns Coalition seeks to raise awareness of gun violence as a spiritual and moral crisis. Every year they call on every congregation, synagogue, mosque, and gathering of people of faith to work toward a peaceable society where all children have the opportunity to grow and prosper, and where everyone can live without fear of being cut down by firearm violence.
The God Not Guns Sabbath takes place the last weekend of every September. On this day congregations across the country are asked to reflect on and respond to the epidemic of gun violence that kills nearly 30,000 Americans every year.
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