Good Friday, April 18, 2014, 4PM

Heed God's Call to act together against the easy availability of guns in our city streets and throughout our nation.

Sister Muhummad/Durham Park
47th Street and Wyalusing Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

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Photo of Good Friday Interfaith Service to End Gun Violence, 2013

Heeding God’s Call brought Christian activists to their feet this March 21-23, 2014 in support of its multi-faith campaign to prevent gun violence.

Bryan Miller, Heeding’s Executive Director, convened a panel about gun violence and its prevention. The session was attended by nearly one thousand activists, who reacted to Heeding’s message with enthusiasm and commitment.

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Photo from Educational advocacy day in March 2014

In 2009 Heeding God’s Call’s public attention to Colosimo’s practices led to action by federal authorities. After months of public demonstrations organized by Heeding, US Attorney and ATF announced that Colosimo’s would be forced to close due to knowingly selling to straw buyers – exactly AS Heeding contended. Read more

Photograph from Colosimos Gun Shop at Good Friday action

Memorials to the Lost

 In January 2013, Heeding God's Call Philadelphia developed the Memorial to the Lost tee shirt exhibit, honoring the 288 lives lost to gun violence in 2012. The Memorial, a simple but compelling demonstration of the scope of the carnage wrought by gun violence, was installed at sites throughout the Philadelphia area in 2013. Currently, an updated Philadelphia Memorial is being shown in various sites throughout the city.  Since the first Memorial was installed, new Memorials to the Lost have been created and installed in Harrisburg and Chester, PA , as well as in Greater Washington DC.

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