Gun Violence Prevention Resolution
On September 24, 2018, the Vestry of St. Mark’s Capitol Hill approved a resolution drafted by the St. Mark’s Outreach Board earlier in the month. The resolution was signed by the Rector and Senior Warden on September 25, 2018. Read the Resolution on Gun Violence Prevention.
National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence
The 7th Annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence was held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 7 p.m., at St Mark’s Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill, 301 A Street SE, Washington, D.C.
On December 14, 2012, twenty-seven people died in a mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Later that month, the National Cathedral hosted a vigil in honor of the victims. Since 2013, the vigil has been held at St. Mark’s to enable family and friends of victims, who travel from all over the country, to lobby Congress on Capitol Hill for common sense gun violence prevention.
On December 4–5, 2019, St. Mark’s again hosted the Newtown Foundation (the charitable arm of the Newtown Action Alliance) and numerous partners who travel to Washington for the vigil and lobby days.
St. Mark’s parishioners provided hospitality for our guests and took part in planning the vigil service.
View a video of a previous vigil.
Websites of our partner organizations:
Newtown Action Alliance
The Newtown Foundation
States United to Prevent Gun Violence
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
Moms Demand Action
Finally, listen to a sermon preached by Bishop Mariann Budde on gun violence following the Newtown massacre.