Gun Sense Ministry Team
The purpose of this ministry is to empower Unity Church and its membership to be active citizens in this process of dialogue and creation of policy.
Each ministry team at Unity Church is required to partner with an organization outside of the church. Unity's Gun Sense Ministry Team partners with Protect Minnesota, the only independent state-focused organization working for reasonable gun safety policy solutions in Minnesota. We urge all of you to look at their website and to join the organization. We think that it is positive, focused and reliable.
If you would like to learn more about the work of this team, please contact Sue Conner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joan Duke at email@example.com.
June/July 2018: Gun Sense Ministry Team Update
One Year of Partnership with Protect Minnesota
Sue Conner, Gun Sense Ministry Team
On Sunday, June 3, Unity Church will recognize the congregation's participation in the Interfaith Alliance for Gun Safety. This alliance is made of people of faith from all traditions working together to protect Minnesota from the devastation of gun violence.
This church year has been the first year of the partnership between Protect Minnesota and Unity’s Gun Sense Ministry Team. We have worked:
June 2 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day: Wear Orange
Wear Orange was started in 2015, two years after 15-year-old high school honor student and drum majorette Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed on January 29, 2013, in Chicago — just one week after she performed with her high school marching band at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. An accidental casualty of gang violence, Pendleton was shot in a South Side park where she and friends had taken shelter from the rain. Refusing to stay silent about her death, and the gun deaths of so many others, Pendelton’s friends decided to wear orange to commemorate her life and raise awareness. Why orange? It’s the color that hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others from gunfire. (from People.com)
An Invitation From Protect Minnesota, MAD DADS of Minneapolis, Survivors Lead
Wear Orange to Stop Gun Violence
Saturday, June 2 • 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
North Commons Park (1801 North James Avenue, Minneapolis).
Tabling by community organizations, arts and crafts for the kids, food trucks, community-based entertainment, survivor stories, and a rally at noon.
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