With gun violence on the rise across America, more faith groups are getting involved in gun control debates.
Movita Johnson-Harrell is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She got involved in gun violence prevention efforts after the death of her son in 2011 and became the first Muslim member of the Pennsylvania Legislature in 2019.
Rabbi Seth M. Limmer leads Chicago Sinai Congregation, a faith community involved in gun violence prevention efforts.
The Rt. Rev. Eugene Sutton is bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. He is one of three conveners of Bishops United Against Gun Violence, an ad hoc group of around 60 Episcopal leaders.
The Rev. Sharon Risher is a spokesperson for Everytown Survivor Network and Moms Demand Gun Sense in America. Her mother, Ethel Lee Lance, died in the Mother Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston in June 2015. Use the contact form on Risher’s website to arrange an interview.
Katy Rigler is lead pastor of St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church in Richardson, Texas. Her congregation plans to lead a Bible study on gun violence this fall. Contact her using this form.
The Rev. Michael Pfleger is senior pastor for the Faith Community of St. Sabina in Chicago. He helps lead an annual march against gun violence.
Rabbi Jonathan Perlman leads New Light Congregation in Pittsburgh, one of the faith communities attacked during the 2018 Tree of Life synagogue shooting.
Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Georgia, serves in the U.S. House of Representatives. She entered politics after her son, Jordan, was shot and killed in 2012. Before her election to Congress, McBath led faith outreach for Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action.