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 26: Ending Gun Violence: A Resolution and Call to Action
The ELCA is one of 38 denominations partnering with the National Council of Churches “to offer common witness to Jesus Christ and to share in a ministry of reconciliation to the world in his name.” Together, through the NCC, we are a major ecumenical voice of Christian conscience to the nation, a collective voice focused on issues of particular importance to society and to people of faith—including ending gun violence.
In May 2010, the governing board of the NCC adopted “Ending Gun Violence: A Resolution and Call to Action,’ which was reaffirmed in 2018. Addressing the problem of gun violence in the United States, the resolution is part of a continuing response to the crisis, faithful to our shared biblical perspective.