A QUAKER’S RESPONSE TO GUN VIOLENCE with Peter Murchison

August 2 @ 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm
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Join Peter Murchison of Wilton (Conn.) Meeting, for a conversation about Wilton Meeting’s recent gun buy-back program in partnership with the city of Norwalk, Connecticut. The program served the dual purpose of getting 42 guns off the street and out of homes (including two assault weapons), while keeping the issue in the public eye. Peter has been active around the issue of gun violence since the shooting at Sandy Hook where his nephew Daniel Barden was killed in his classroom. He has been visiting Friends meetings, in person and virtually, under a travel minute from Wilton Monthly Meeting, which has been adopted by New York Yearly Meeting. See his article in the February issue of Friends Journal:

https://www.friendsjournal.org/a-quaker-response-to-gun-violence/

The conversation will follow rise of Brooklyn Meeting. See their web site for Zoom details.

The guns were purchased with debit cards for groceries, and will now be dismantled by the police, and then forged into garden tools and donated to community gardening centers.

Details

Date:
August 2
Time:
12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Venue

New York, NY United States + Google Map