Tag Archives: Gun Violence

President Obama and Gun Control

Dear President Obama, I was touched by your speech introducing the executive measures you are putting in place to reduce gun violence. Your evident compassion for the victims of gun violence and for the grieving friends and family members of … Continue reading

Posted in Gun Violence, Peace, Social Justice/Non-Violent Protest | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Response to President Obama’s address to nation on 12-14-13

Response to  President Barack Obama Weekly Address December 14, 2013 In his weekly radio address on December 14, 2013 President Obama speaks of the terrible tragedy of Newtown and the sadness we feel over this and other school shootings.  He … Continue reading

Posted in Community/Environment, Dialogue, Gun Violence | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Mass Shootings—Why do they happen?

As mass shootings and other school killings continued to make headlines in 2013, this fall students at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City bravely took on a play about the 1999 Columbine High School shooting — Columbinus. Although the … Continue reading

Posted in Community/Environment, Dialogue, Gun Violence, Peace | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Guns and Me

What kind of gun control makes sense?  The national conversation tends to be polarized between staunch pro-gun or anti-gun positions.  To break up polarized thinking and open  dialogue,  sometimes it helps to begin by asking people to tell their personal … Continue reading

Posted in Community/Environment, Dialogue, Peace | Tagged | 3 Comments

Reflections on the Arizona Shootings

As we mourn the shootings in Arizona of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Federal Judge John Roll, 9-year old Christina Taylor Green and others, we must also begin to question ourselves deeply.  Where does it all begin – this idea that if … Continue reading

Posted in Dialogue, Social Justice/Non-Violent Protest | Tagged , | Leave a comment