Purpose and Strategy

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE & OBJECTIVES

Heeding God’s Callis a new multi-faith movement to prevent gun violence.  We unite people of faith in the sacred responsibility to protect our brothers, sisters and children.  We seek to do so through:

  • Helping local faith communities organize advocacy campaigns to encourage gun shops to adopt a code of conduct to deter illegal purchasing and trafficking of handguns;
  • Providing  support and resources for faith communities to form multi-racial, ecumenical and interfaith partnerships working together, on both social and legislative levels, to prevent gun violence;
  • Serving as a ‘connection point’ for congregations and partnerships to connect with, learn from and support the work of community gun violence prevention organizations; and
  • Advocating for faith communities to make commitments to raise voices and take action to prevent gun violence.

 

STRATEGY

Our Long Term Goal:  Save lives by ending gun violence

Means to Achieve this Goal:                    Legislative Change (supply side)

     Social Change (demand side)

Our Medium Term Goal:   Create enough political “weight” to implement legislation to prevent gun violence by engaging and organizing ever-increasing numbers of people of faith on both/all sides of the political spectrum to take raise voices and take action.

     Means to Achieve this Goal:                        Public Witness

      Faith Community Partnerships (multi-ethnic, cross-class, intergenerational, interfaith)

Our Short Term Goal:  Raise moral and social barriers to trafficking handguns AND to inspire hope by giving people the ability to DO SOMETHING that makes a real difference

     Means to Achieve this Goal:          Code of Conduct

          Partner Faith Communities  (engage, build base, connect,           support/resource)