A National Concert Across America to End Gun Violence will be held on Sunday, September 25. This concert, the first ever of its kind, is organized by a group of gun violence prevention organizations who are encouraging Americans, especially churches, to hold a live musical event, “be it humble or humungous,” to remember the victims of the gun violence epidemic and to “raise the volume on the national effort to save lives from gun violence” on September 25. This day was chosen because, in 2007, Congress designated September 25 as the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.
You can find more information here (http://faithsunited.org/join-the-national-concert-across-america-to-end-gun-violence/) and here (http://concert.faithsunited.org/). Parishes who are already gathering and singing on Sunday, September 25, are encouraged to lift their voices against gun violence by participating in this event.
Congregations can publicize concerts by using the "Add your Concert" link on this page http://concert.faithsunited.org/. You can also find ready-made bulletin-style announcements, graphics and flyer-templates by clicking on the “Resources” link on the same page. Please consider sharing this video to promote the event on your parish websites and in your social media channels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIKDx4fUXNs&feature=youtu.be.
If you decide to participate, please contact Laura Simoes at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to a national listing of Episcopal churches, being gathered by Bishops United Against Gun Violence.