March for Our Lives

On Saturday June 11, members of the Community of Sant’Egidio around the United States attended the March for Our Lives in their respective cities.

As Pope Francis said, “it is time to say enough to the indiscriminate trafficking of arms.” Indeed, our country has been racked by the violence of firearms. In instances of mass shootings and in the brazen daily violence that terrorizes our cities we see that weapons only bring more pain and suffering.

Continuing with the tradition of praying for an end to gun violence, as we continue to do around the country and in a special way in Washington D.C., remembering all the lives lost, Sant’Egidio participated, even with children of the School of Peace, to say “enough!”

As the USCCB noted, “there is something deeply wrong with a culture where these acts of violence are increasingly common.” Together, let us offer an alternative. One where all are sisters and brothers, and where violence is no more.