WASHINGTON, D.C., January 15, 2013 -- Today, religious leaders gathered under the banner of Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence to call on Congress to act swiftly to pass comprehensive legislation to address gun violence.
"We seek to bring our communities together in support of reasonable steps taken to prevent future suffering such as that endured by the bereaved and traumatized families of gun violence victims...
Congress failed to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act in April. While the law itself remains intact, reauthorization has served as an essential mechanism for advocates to revise and improve the law as we learn more about how to address domestic violence.
Thirty years ago, Congress first officially designated October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism (CSA) is proud to present the Irving J. Fain Social Justice Award, in recognition of congregations leading excellent and impactful social justice programming and initiatives.
At the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, equality and justice are core to everything we do. Nowhere is this truer than our U.S.-based state projects, where local congregations have come together to achieve substantial victories over the past year.
All of these arguments going on around me, arguments about whether we have the right to have guns, or whether guns kill people or people kill people, or whether gun control will save lives.
America is facing a choice about guns that will have to be settled in public opinion, in Congress, in state legislatures, and in the courts. The question is whether it is right to place further restrictions on the possession and use of firearms.