|EveryStat||PDF on Missouri gun violence and its’ costs.|
|Violence Policy Center||PDF on Black Homicide Victims.|
|Be SMART for Kids||Gun Safety to help prevent unintentional shootings and teen suicide.|
Social Media Graphics
Printable Handouts (the English versions)
SMART Individual Graphics
|KC Mothers in Charge||Community outreach and emotional support to survivors of violence.|
|Aim4Peace||Evidence-based public health approach to cure violence in Kansas City.|
|Kansas City Call Newspaper||Black-owned and operated media.|
|KC Defender||Black-owned and operated media.|
|KC Common Good||KC Common Good unites the community to address the root causes of violence and instill hope, ensuring a successful future for every person in the greater Kansas City region.|
For further information contact Tara Bennett — PeaceandAndJustice@diowestmo.org
Peace and Justice articles
You can read about the work of the Peace & Justice committee in New Spirit.
- Two-minute read. The weekend of June 3-4, 2023, churches across The Diocese of West Missouri are invited to participate in “Wear Orange Day” in honor of victims and survivors of gun violence across our country. The post Wear orange for gun violence awareness appeared first on New Spirit.
- Two-minute read. Updated. The Peace and Justice Committee is urging members of The Diocese of West Missouri to contact the Missouri Senate to ask them to oppose House Bill 282, which removes current restrictions on the concealed carry of firearms in churches. The post Call to action against guns in churches appeared first on New Spirit.
- Six-minute read. We need urgent action TODAY urging the Emerging Issues Committee of the Missouri House of Representatives to vote 'DO NOT PASS' on HB 485, which will force churches to allow concealed carry in church buildings unless signage is posted at every entrance banning guns. The post Call to Action – Guns in Churches Vote in Missouri House appeared first on New Spirit.
- One-minute read. Lenette Johnson and Tara Bennett from the Committee for Peace and Justice presented the Be SMART gun safety program at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, on Sunday March 5. The post Be SMART gun safety presentation at St. Mary’s Kansas City appeared first on New Spirit.
- Missouri Episcopalians join forces with Moms Demand Action for an Advocacy Day at the Missouri state capitolThree-minute read. On March 7, over 30 Episcopalians across Missouri joined forces with hundreds of volunteers from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America for an Advocacy Day at our state capitol. The post Missouri Episcopalians join forces with Moms Demand Action for an Advocacy Day at the Missouri state capitol appeared first on New Spirit.