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    Join Over 50 Faith Denominations in National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend

    On March 13-16, faith communities across the country will participate in the National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend. We join over 50 national faith denominations and organizations in urging congregations to pledge participation at Participating is as easy as incorporating a prayer, hymn, reading or educational activity into your already planned service. We know that in the 16 states where background checks are required for all handgun sales, fewer women are shot to death by their intimate partner, fewer people kill themselves with guns, and fewer law enforcement officers are killed with handguns. In seven of these states, even more lives are saved due to an additional safeguard in the form of fingerprint-based background checks. The problem is that many people don't know about these success stories and may be starting to lose hope. We can't let that happen! Your participation can help recommit your congregants to the cause and educate them that gun violence prevention laws do save lives. For event ideas and sample materials, visit For questions, contact Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence through