Episcopalians March for Our Lives

On Saturday, March 24, Episcopalians across the diocese joined marches against gun violence organized by youth in the wake of the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

More than forty youth and adults from the Diocese of Indianapolis traveled by bus to Washington D.C. for March for Our Lives and a prayer vigil at Washington National Cathedral. Watch the group’s departure from Christ Church Cathedral on video.

When the group returned, WTHR spoke with Eleanor Thompson and Abby Thomas about their experience at March for Our Lives. “This movement helped bring us together and said there are more people that care about this issue and we are going to join together and vote out people that don’t represent our beliefs,” Thomas said. Read and watch the entire interview.

Despite winter weather, Episcopalians from across the Indianapolis area gathered at Christ Church Cathedral–first to pray and then to join March for Our Lives in Indianapolis, which began at the Statehouse.

After the march, many participants entered the Statehouse to continue advocating for an end to gun violence. The line to get in the building stretched for several city blocks, and some Episcopalians waited faithfully in the snow.

What’s Next?

Across the church, Episcopalians are continuing the work against gun violence. Find resources online:

Bishops United Against Gun Violence (website)
The Bus Ride Home (website especially for youth who marched in D.C.)
Episcopalians Against Gun Violence (Facebook)
The Cross Lobby (Twitter)