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RSJI: GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION


You shall not stand idly by the blood of your neighbor, I am God. (Lev. 19:16)


 Group Chair: Lissie Stahlman                                      Clergy Liaison: Rabbi Peter Berg 
 

The Temple’s Gun Violence Prevention Social Justice Group is committed to moving the needle on gun violence prevention. We are seeking new members and welcome teens, adults, and seniors. Please email our chair to join our team. 

UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Lobby training on Zoom 
  • Chris 180 Food Pantry participation 
  • Moms Demand Action Lobby Day at the Georgia Capitol 
Our goals are:
  • To educate and inform The Temple community about the issue in a non-partisan, morally centered perspective 
  • To advocate for ways to reduce the victims of gun violence 
  • To help Temple families protect their children and families from the dangers of unsafe weapon storage practices 
  • To participate in opportunities which provide resources for underserved families and communities, many of them gun violence survivors. 
How we accomplished these goals:​​​​
  • We provide Moms Demand Action BE SMART training which teaches parents safe storage practices and how to effectively talk with parents of their children’s friends to determine whether they own firearms and if so, how they are stored.  
  • Working at the Temple and as a member of the Georgia Majority for Gun Safety, a coalition of faith-based and secular partners, we train citizen lobbyists, we advocate for sensible gun laws and participate in actions that raise awareness of the need for common sense gun legislation. 
  • We have formed a volunteer team within Chris180, a  41-year-old organization which holds monthly food pantries and provides other resources and psychological and medical support to families in underserved communities.  
  • We support and encourage our senior rabbi to speak about these issues from the pulpit and support the vigils and memorials for those who have perished by gun violence. 
Mon, April 22 2024 14 Nisan 5784