End to Gun Violence

No to Violent Deaths

In response to Pope Francis’ proclamation of the Jubilee of Mercy, the Community of Sant’Egidio began a special devotion in remembrance of victims killed by gun violence in the United States.

Throughout the years, the DC Community of Sant’Egidio remembers the names and faces of victims and unites our prayers with those grieving with a special prayer and in a Book of Remembrance.

During our prayer, we call by name and see the faces of the people who have died by gun violence in the District of Columbia.

We also pray for an end to the violence which is rooted in racism and marginalization of people of color. We pray for the strength and courage to be instruments of love and peace in a society fractured by violence, racism, overconsumption, and a now virus which is disproportionately and unfairly affecting the most vulnerable. In our prayer, we will call for the strength to build bridges, not walls, to connect with each other across boundaries, and always seek peace.

The Book of Remembrance for 2020 has been placed in the Church, on a pedestal between Our Lady of Guadalupe and Our Lady of Africa. Please join us in bearing witness and stand in solidarity with those who mourn as we pray for an end to gun violence, support the peacemakers, and work towards ending gun violence in our City.

For more information any of our efforts to end gun violence please contact santegidiodc@gmail.com.

Recent News

Members of Sant’Egidio in DC joined the Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety for an event at the Gun Violence Memorial Project at the National Building Museum. […]

Prayer for Peace and an End to Gun Violence on Wednesday June 2nd members of Sant’Egidio in DC gathered to remember the names of those killed by guns in the last months.

To join our next prayer please reach out to santegidiodc@gmail.com for more information.

Upcoming Events

In-person National Vigil on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 7-9pm at St Marks Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill in DC once again and we will coordinate the Nationwide Vigils/Events to #EndGunViolence during the month of December.

Our Appeals

Since 2016, Sant’Egidio launched a “Solidarity for Life” Campaign – as a personal and national commitment to the end to all violent deaths. Read more here:

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