Anti-gun Violence Events

There are a number of ways to join with other congregations to address gun violence in our state and nation. The Lakeview, Lincoln Park and Fourth Churches are all engaged in these efforts.

Legislative Information Meetings

Informational meetings are being held in various legislative districts where it would be helpful to have advocates for sensible gun laws call and visit their representatives and senators, either to persuade them to support these measures or to urge them to be leaders on the issue. We anticipate the meetings to be 1 to 1.5 hour duration.  All are welcome.

April 3, 7:00 pm,  St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 647 Dundee Ave., Barrington [847-381-2323]

Common Sense Gun Law Lobbying Day in Springfield

Illinois State Capitol Rotunda

On Thursday, April 11th, the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence and their community partners across Illinois will converge on the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield to urge support for common sense gun laws.  As Illinois prepares to allow the carrying of loaded weapons in public places, we must work to make sure our state has the strongest laws in the country.  We will also be presenting over 40,000 signatures collected for a petition for common sense gun legislation.  We will rally at the capitol at noon and then spend the afternoon meeting with our legislators and gaining their support.

There will be buses going to Springfield from all across Illinois.  If you want to travel with others by bus, please sign up online at www.ichv.organd more information will be sent to you about where and when to take the bus.  Thank you for making your voice heard on this important issue!

View flyer or read more information about common-sense gun legislation.

Forum on Anti-Gun Violence

Co-Sponsored by McCormick Theological Seminary and Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago

In the United States more than 30,000 people are killed every year by gun violence, and the disaster caused by gun violence is seen in almost every community.  The documentary, “TRIGGER” shares the story of how gun violence impacts individuals and communities. It examines the effect that one shooting has on a survivor, a family, a community, and a society.

Come hear from elected officials and church leaders on legislative efforts towards comon sense gun laws and to see a screening of “TRIGGER.”

Saturday, April 13th
10:00 a.m. to Noon
Fourth Presbyterian Church
126 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago

For more information, please contact Vicky Curtiss, vcurtiss@fourthchurch.org or 312-981-3598.

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