SFIC Stands with our Partner, the Brady Center,
to Respond to Las Vegas Shootings
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
, San Francisco -- The San Francisco Interfaith Council Board of Directors, our constituent congregations, judicatories, religious-based schools and healthcare institutions, along with our faith-based social service agencies, share in our nation's collective grief over the senseless and horrific loss of life in the shootings that occurred on October 1, 2017, at the country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip. We
pray for the souls of the 58 victims who perished, their families and loved ones
who grieve and the estimated 527 that suffered injury, as well as the citizens of Las Vegas, traumatized by this massive attack.
Sadly, this attack is yet another in a long series of tragedies perpetrated by those who
have access to and use guns as weapons against innocent and helpless victims.
The necessity to issue statements such as this will only cease when the root cause of such violence is seriously and responsibly addressed. The SFIC values its longstanding relationship with the "Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence" and today
looks to this respected organization for guidance on constructive ways to respond to this tragic event.
We invite you to review the Brady Center's "What You Can Do" recommendations
and share them with
your congregants by way of your social and other media outlets.
The time is now for communities of faith and their leaders to stand together with a strong, unified and
prophetic voice and call for an end to gun violence.
Sign this card and add a message of support for the people of Las Vegas
. Our team will deliver the signatures.
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For additional information please contact Michael G. Pappas at (415) 425-9631