Gun Violence

Gun Violence, safe guns, Do Not Stand Idly By, Weapons Manufacturing

Rabbis Join Rally in Fight to Stop Gun Violence

Friday, October 14, 2016
NJ Jewish News

A broad coalition of political and religious leaders — including prominent members of New Jersey’s Jewish community — rallied Oct. 6 on the steps of Newark City Hall to demand that weapons manufacturers join them in their fight to halt gun violence. Read more about Rabbis Join Rally in Fight to Stop Gun Violence

Metro IAF

Gun Violence, safety, Jersey City

"We've had enough!" - Pastors Say Jersey City is in Crisis

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
NJ.com New Jersey

The pastors, part of a group called Jersey City Together, said they called Police Chief Philip Zacche's office nearly two weeks ago to request he join them for a Dec. 1 meeting to discuss the recent shootings, and followed up with a letter hand delivered on Friday. There was no response, they said today.

"We've had enough," said the Rev. Laurie Wurm, of Grace Church Van Vorst Read more about "We've had enough!" - Pastors Say Jersey City is in Crisis

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Illinois IAF, Community Organizing in Chicago, Governor Quinn, Gun Violence

United Power for Justice & Action Reports In From Chicago...

Sunday, October 26, 2014
United Power for Justice & Action
Sunday afternoon, October 26, 2014, hundreds of United Power leaders gathered with Governor Quinn. It was expertly led by co-chairs Betty Gutierrez of Southwest Organizing Project and DiAne Boese of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Oak Park. In 36 minutes, outdoors on a beautiful October afternoon the group got a lot accomplished. The assembly was a follow-up to our larger gathering with Governor Quinn in January 2014 to assess progress on the commitments he made on: housing – supportive housing for people with disabilities and Re-Claim Southwest Chicago and gun violence...
United Power

Gun Safety, Gun Violence, Neighborhood Safety, Sandy Hook, Ohio IAF, Organizing in Cleveland

Greater Cleveland Congregations Combats Gun Violence Locally

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
WKYC - Channel 3 GCC

Mayor Bill Blasio, Affordable Housing, Stop and Frisk, Gun Violence, NYCHA, Universal Pre-K

Mayor Bill de Blasio Meets with Metro IAF

Monday, March 31, 2014
News 12 Brooklyn

Mayor Bill de Blasio met with hundreds of faith and political leaders from across the tri-state area over the weekend to talk about a number of issues facing New Yorkers.  Read more about Mayor Bill de Blasio Meets with Metro IAF

Metro IAF

Gun Violence, Arms Manufacturing, Biometric Technology

Greater Cleveland Congregations Take Gunfight to German Gun Show

Friday, February 28, 2014
Cleveland.com

Is it possible to make a safer gun when humans remain as unpredictable and violent as ever?

That’s a question that Donna Weinberger, a psychotherapist from Cleveland, hopes to explore when she travels to the world’s second largest annual gun show in Nuremberg, Germany next week. Read more about Greater Cleveland Congregations Take Gunfight to German Gun Show

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Gun Violence, Neighborhood Safety, Metro IAF, Rabbi Joel Mosbacher

Gun Sanity In Our Lifetime

Sunday, December 22, 2013
NY Daily News

Rabbi Joel Mosbacher starts his Oped with the following: 

"On the one-year anniversary of Newtown, and approaching the fifteenth year after my father was murdered with a handgun in Chicago, I felt something I hadn’t felt for a long time regarding gun violence in America: optimism...." Read more about Gun Sanity In Our Lifetime

Metro IAF

Gun Violence, Neighborhood Safety, Metro-IAF, Rabbi Joel Mosbacher

NY & NJ Clergy Lobby European Gun Makers for Stricter Standards

Sunday, December 8, 2013
Daily News & Huffington Post

Frustrated by the failure of Congress to act against gun violence, a group of clergy from New York and New Jersey is trying a new lobbying tactic — in Europe. In a novel approach, the religious leaders fly across the Atlantic on Sunday to push European gun manufacturers, who have a roughly 25% share of the U.S. market, to apply some of the more stringent standards they already follow in their own countries to the weapons they sell in the U.S....   Read more about NY & NJ Clergy Lobby European Gun Makers for Stricter Standards

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