Leaders of the Mini-Sabbath, Sr. Jean Rupertus, Sr. Marie Lucey, Bryan, Miller, Movita Johnson-Harrell, and Rev. David Townsend, join the congregation in a blessing for the victims of gun violence.
The Mini-Sabbath ritual spoke a clear message to those who were present. However, the event leaders made it clear that efforts to eliminate gun violence are not complete. In addition to ongoing outreach to the families of victims, participants were reminded that ongoing advocacy is necessary: vigiling and dialogue with gun shop owners, public vigils at sites where murders took place, and continued dialogue with state and national leaders.