March for Our Lives
March 24, 2018
Meeting Place Update: The Diocese of Washington and Bishops United Against Gun Violence ask that Episcopalians gather between 9:00-10:00 AM at the Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street, NW, and march together. The Diocese of Washington has details here.
On Saturday, March 24, the students and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington, D.C., to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools. Bishop Sutton and Bishop Knudsen invite the people of the Diocese of Maryland to march in solidarity with the young people that day. Subscribe to DioMaryland eNews and follow our Facebook page for updates.
- Planning – Best practices for bringing youth and adults to a protest or march and resources from FORMA.
- Meeting Place (Updated 3/16) – The Diocese of Washington and Bishops United Against Gun Violence have invited all Episcopalians to march together and ask us to gather at the Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street, NW, Washington, 20005. We will meet at the Church of the Epiphany between 9:00-10:00 AM. Also complete this form to let them know you’re joining the march.
- Transportation – we encourage you to take public transit to the march. Metro Center on the Red, Blue, and Orange lines is the closest stop to the Church of the Epiphany, exit on the 13th Street side. Follow these links for Washington Metro and Maryland MARC Train information.
- Clergy are encouraged to wear clericals and orange stoles – orange stoles may be found here: http://churchgoers.com.
- Apparel – March for Our Lives has a Cafe Press Store.
- Publicize the March for Our Lives on your church sign and share our Facebook event.
- Email us, firstname.lastname@example.org, if your congregation plans to attend. Complete this form to let the Diocese of Washington know you’re joining the march at the Church of the Epiphany.
- Washington National Cathedral will host an Interfaith Prayer Vigil from 7:00-9:00 PM on March 23. Register to attend the vigil here.
- The Bus Ride Home contains resources for sustained action and spiritual care after the march.
- Bishop Sutton is one of the three co-conveners of Bishops United Against Gun Violence (BUAGV) and has frequently spoken against gun violence.
Like and Follow
- March for Our Lives to learn more and invite your friends to join us on March 24
- Episcopalians Against Gun Violence to learn how our church is responding to the epidemic of gun violence
- Bishop Eugene Taylor Sutton for statements and pastoral messages
- Maryland Episcopal Public Policy Network (MEPPN) to learn how we advocate for common sense gun policies