Beating Guns: Hope for People Who Are Weary of Violence

July 12, 20193:00 pm3:50 pm
Gun violence is a public health crisis. It is also a spiritual and moral crisis.
In the US, We have nearly 5 times more gunshops than McDonald restaurants. More Americans have died from guns in the US in the last fifty years than in all the wars in American history. In the US, we manufacture 9.5 million guns a year, 26,000 a day, 18 per minute, one gun every 3 seconds. With less than 5% of the world’s population, the people of the US own nearly half the world’s guns. America also has the most annual gun deaths–homicide, suicide, and accidental gun deaths–at 105 per day, or more than 38,000 per year.
Some people say it’s a heart problem. Others say it’s a gun problem. We say it’s both. And God changes hearts, but people change laws.
The biblical prophets Micah and Isaiah imagine a world where God’s people beat their swords into plows and their spears into pruning hooks… transforming the tools of death into tools of life, building a world free of violence. This session includes a LIVE weapon transformation with RAW Tools, where a gun will be turned into a garden tool.

With special guest Rev. Sharon Risher.

12:00 am Raw Tools
12:00 am Shane Claiborne
12:00 am Mike Martin
12:00 am Rev. Sharon Risher