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GA219: Committee recommends resolution on gun violence to General Assembly

Seattle Presbytery

By Erin Dunigan, Outlook Correspondent - “It is one thing to say, ‘Let justice roll down like the living waters,’ but it is another to work out the irrigation system,” said Katie Day, quoting from William Sloane Coffin. Day, a parish associate and professor of church and society at Lutheran Theological Seminary, spoke in favor of General Assembly resolution 11-06, “Gun violence, gospel values: mobilizing in response to God’s Call.”

The General Assembly committee voted unanimously, with no abstentions, to recommend an amended version of 11-06 to the assembly when it meets later in the week.

“In the last 20 years while we’ve all been issuing these statements, nothing has changed, and each year 30,000 people have continued to be killed by gun violence,” stated Day in her words to the committee. But what is even more disturbing, she suggested, was that the church has tolerated and come to accept this. “We have been faithful, but we have not been effective,” said Day.

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