Gospel artists Erica Campbell, Brian Courtney Wilson, Kelontae Gavin, The Walls Group, Pastor Charles Jenkins and more have partnered with LIVEFREE to end gun violence.
“Excited to partner with many of our Black Church clergy, comrades and influencers to get more congregations to join the #LIVEFREE Campaign’s efforts to raise up #Peacemakers,” Erica Campbell wrote on Instagram.
Gospel artists Jonathan McReynolds and Canton Jones joined the movement in Florida on Wednesday (July 3rd) to push back against the Florida stand your ground law.
About Live Free:
As people of faith, we know that our country’s legacy of racism, violence, and economic exploitation runs counter to what is prescribed in our most sacred texts. Sadly, the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the world is also one of the most violent and punitive. With almost 12,000 gun murders a year (more than the annual death toll of U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War) and the highest incarceration rate in the world, we find ourselves in a moral crisis—a crisis which disproportionately impacts the poor and communities of color.
With over 118 million people attending weekly services in over 350,000 congregations across the U.S., we believe that a social justice revival within our faith institutions would transform our nation’s hearts and minds, and ultimately, the policies and practices that perpetuate these evils. With hundreds of congregations as well as countless leaders and movement partners throughout the country, the LIVE FREE Campaign is working to end the scourges of gun violence, mass incarceration, and the criminalization of Black and Brown bodies that tears at the soul of our society.
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