We continue our reflection on God’s call to us through the ELCA’s “60-Day Journey Toward Justice in a Culture of Gun Violence.”
DAY 21: Responding across Religious Traditions
In March 2019, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, and Tayyab Yunus contributed an opinion article to The Hill in response to the massacre in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The article called attention to how we grieve together, pray together, support one another, and must act together to counter discrimination and violence fueled by racism and hate—across our religious traditions.
“In the face of this kind of political violence, many people are wondering what they can do,” the authors wrote. “We need diverse faith communities to come together and support each other, and to develop plans for action. We pray and hope to model for others how this tragedy can lead us to unite and partner in creative ways. By showing up together consistently and confidently, we counter this hate and bring to life a better world together.”