On Sunday evening, a man opened fire in a shopping mall in Greenwood, Indiana, killing three people and wounding two others before also being shot dead. What city officials said in response sparked some odd headlines.
For decades, the Presbyterian Church (USA) has urged its members to study, dialogue and act to prevent gun violence going back to the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. Other mainline denominations have also joined, like the Episcopal Church’s Bishops United
In this edition of A Public Witness, we look at the principalities and powers preventing us from doing something about gun violence, along with the Christian leaders aiding and abetting their cause. Then we denounce the idolatry that demands we sacrifice our children.
Contributing writer Greg Mamula reflects on the recent shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, that left nineteen children and two teachers dead. If we are truly offering our thoughts and prayers to the tragedy that is the epic endemic of gun violence in
Darron LaMonte Edwards laments that he hasn't heard anything from potential white allies regarding the racially-motivated shooting targeting Black people in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr reminds us that we will long forget the words of our enemies, but we will always
In this issue of A Public Witness, we cross-examine the rhetoric about Rittenhouse that moves from legal technicalities to dangerous promotions of vigilantism. And we rest our case with a call for Christians to reject the glorification of violence.
Frank Pomeroy, the pastor of the Sutherland Springs, Texas, church where the 2017 fatal shooting took place, killing more than two dozen people -- including his daughter -- announced Sunday (Aug. 25) he is running for the state Senate.
As Christians we must pray for God’s presence in our lives and culture. May he heal our world and give us a glimpse of a coming kingdom defined by love, peace and justice. But American history teaches us that reform usually happens when Christians take
Many have criticized a “thoughts and prayers” response as being an empty gesture. Though offering our thoughts and prayers isn’t enough to solve the problem of gun violence, it can’t hurt, right? Actually, it can.