How do congregations address the threat of gun violence? And how do they respond if a shooting takes place?
Kathleen Garces-Foley is a professor of theology and religious studies at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. She is co-author of The Twenty-something Soul: Understanding the Religious and Secular Lives of American Young Adults.
Glenda Stansbury is dean of the In-Sight Institute and marketing and development director for In-Sight Books. She helps train nonreligious funeral celebrants and can discuss nonreligious funerals and contemporary funeral and memorial practices. She is based in Oklahoma City.
Thomas G. Long is a professor of preaching at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. He frequently speaks and writes about Christian funeral practices and wrote Accompany Them with Singing: The Christian Funeral (2009) and, with Thomas Lynch, The Good Funeral: Death, Grief and the Community of Care (2013). He is also […]