An Announcement from The Diocese of Virginia
"Violence will no more be heard in your land, ruin or destruction within your borders."
We sing these words in The Third Song of Isaiah, one of the canticles of Morning Prayer. The words come from the 60th chapter of Isaiah. This vision of the prophet remains our vision today.
On Sat., Mar. 24, the Bishops of Virginia will follow the lead of young people and pray, march and witness so that gun violence will no more be heard in our land.
Bishop Shannon Johnston
will take part in events in Richmond.
Bishop Susan Goff
will take part in events in Charlottesville.
Bishops Bob Ihloff and
will take part in events in
(See logistics and event details for each march below)
We choose to spend Saturday with young people and others from our congregations and communities to say NO to gun violence. We join with responsible gun owners and with others who have a wide variety of views toward guns. We speak not against responsible gun ownership, but against an idolatry of guns that has caused devastating ruin and destruction within our borders. We invite the people of this diocese to join in saying no to violence and yes to life.
Gathering Points for Episcopal Groups
Episcopal groups will gather to join in prayer and fellowship just prior to joining the marches.
: March begins at noon at Pennsylvania Avenue between 3rd Street and 12th Street NW. Episcopalians from all over the country will be gathering between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Epiphany at 1317 G Street, NW. Note: There is a Central Metro Station located at 607 13th St NW, roughly one block from the church.
Good-to-Know Tips about the March
The forecast for Saturday will be very cold so be sure to dress warmly.
Follow the movement! #EpiscopalMarch
More information about the March for Our Lives and resources for participation can be found here on the diocesan website.