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Multi-faith groups represented at 'March for Our Lives,' but answers to gun violence differ
March 30, 2018
Many faith groups turned out for the recent March for our Lives against gun violence. Other people of faith say maintaining gun rights protects innocent life.
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Multi-faith groups march against gun violence, while some evangelicals push back against gun restrictions March 30, 2018
Many faith groups showed renewed commitment to end gun violence when they demonstrated during the recent March for Our Lives in Washington DC, inspired in many cases by the young people in their ranks. We hear about an interfaith vigil prior to the demonstration and learn how faith communities differ on gun control proposals, with help from Religion News Service national reporter Jack Jenkins.

Jack Jenkins, national reporter with Religion News Service

Several signs at the March for Our Lives in Washington DC on March 24, 2018,
included references to spirituality, faith and scripture.
(Photo by Amber Khan)
Still image from 'Armor of Light' film
Two Evangelical pastors on being pro-life but on opposites sides of the gun control issue March 30, 2018
White evangelical Protestants are less likely than other faith groups to support gun control in broad, general terms. But some polls, like those quoted in a recent Christianity Today article, show that when asked about specific policy proposals, they’re about as likely as the general public to support restrictions. We revisit a 2015 conversation from our archives between evangelical Presbyterian minister Rev. Allen Church and Evangelical minister Rev. Rob Schenck. The pastors were featured in the documentary, The Armor of Light, and our founder Maureen Fiedler interviewed them.

Rev. Allen Church, Evangelical Presbyterian minister
Rev. Rob Schenck, Evangelical minister and president of Faith and Action
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Author argues Eastern Christian art gets the Easter Resurrection story right March 30, 2018
As we explore how faith communities respond to gun violence, we turn to a religious studies professor who argues that the Easter resurrection story - and how it’s depicted in art - holds a lesson for the world on achieving peace. John Dominic Crossan is a professor emeritus of religious studies at DePaul University in Chicago, and he and wife Sarah Sexton Crossan wrote the new book, Resurrecting Easter: How the West Lost and the East Kept the Original Easter Vision.

John Dominic Crossan, co-author of Resurrecting Easter: How the West Lost and the East Kept the Original Easter Vision