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Mass shootings prompt prayer, action

By: Bishop Kenneth Carter, president, Council of Bishops, Heather Hahn, and Sam Hodges, UM News

Amber Ruiz and Jazmyn Blake embrace during a vigil a day after a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 4. Photo by Callaghan O'Hare, Reuters.

In the aftermath of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, Council of Bishops President Bishop Ken Carter issued a statement calling for United Methodists to help end white supremacy and xenophobia, which he says is fueling the culture of violence.  View statement

After two U.S. mass shootings that killed at least 31 people, United Methodists are responding with both prayers and plans for action to address gun violence and hate.  Read article

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