Category: Violence

November 1, 2018

Interfaith Justice Coalition Stands in Solidarity in Wake of Synagogue Shooting

The Pennsylvania Interfaith Justice Coalition is an informal association of faith-based advocacy organizations. It is our mission to remind state government and its lawmakers of the values and social principles of the faith traditions that we represent. We engage in this mission in the hope of making Pennsylvania a more peaceful and just place to...

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October 4, 2018

PA Senate Passes Bill Requiring Surrender of Guns in Certain Cases of Domestic Violence

By a 43-5 bipartisan vote, the Pennsylvania Senate approved HB 2060, which mandates convicted domestic abusers give up their guns within 24 hours of a final protection from abuse order and limits who can hold onto them for safe keeping. LAMPa, along with other interfaith partners have supported this bill. The bill awaits the governor’s...

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June 25, 2018

Bishop Eaton Issues Statement on Executive Order

Statement from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton on executive order 6/22/2018 About two weeks ago, I joined more than 20 other faith leaders in raising concerns about the administration’s announced plans that it would begin separating families and criminally prosecuting all people who enter the U.S. without previous authorization. In line with that statement, I acknowledge...

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