Since the horrific shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, a growing number of people have stepped up to organize in support of gun violence prevention. The level of attention to the need for reform it doesn’t just feel different this time, there are signs that it is different. For the first time in the aftermath of a headline-grabbing mass shooting, gun sales have not surged. A big piece of the reason it seems like change is possible this time are the courageous survivor-student activists. With a number of marches and school walk-outs this month, we wanted to pause at the intersection of activism and faith-inspired advocacy. The Rev. Jennifer Butler, executive director of Faith in Public Life, will be on State of Belief this week alongside host Rev. Welton C. Gaddy to discuss the work against gun violence led by faith leaders that has been going on for years in a new age of grassroots engagement.
Hear the full March 10, 2018 State of Belief Radio program here.