Sunday, October 14, 2018 is a chance for churches across the nation to help raise awareness on the affects of gun violence on all individuals by participating in Survivor Sunday. Following a devastating year of gun violence, Rev. Dr. Rob Schenck, Pastor A.R. Bernard, Dr. Joel C. Hunter, Dr. Jamie Aten, Rev. Dr. Lorenzo Neal and a host of faith influencers, leaders and churches join together for nationwide event to honor victims and survivors.
“Our country continues to be plagued with senseless acts of gun violence–from the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida to the daily gun violence in large cities and rural towns across our country. Survivor Sunday affords all believers in Christ to recognize and provide continued support and prayers for persons who have been directly impacted by all forms of gun violence. On this Survivor Sunday, we continue to hope that Christians will step out of their comfort zones of complicity and give voice and action to gun violence prevention.”
–Rev. Dr. Lorenzo Neal, Pastor of New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Mississippi)
Rev. Dr. Rob Schenck and Pastor A. R. Bernard announce the second annual Survivor Sunday to recognize the thousands of lives lost each year to gun violence and to urge faith leaders and churches to join them in prayer on October 14, 2018.
Last year’s inaugural Survivor Sunday brought more than 200 pastors, evangelical leaders and churches together, and this year, Schenck anticipates that even more will answer the call. “Taking just a few minutes to pray tells survivors that people of faith care about their pain and grief, and it contributes invaluably to their healing as well as to the restoration of our violence-scared society,” said Schenck. “This Survivor Sunday, I invite all Americans to join us to restore broken lives through prayer, compassion and action.”
To get involved, or to learn more about Survivor Sunday and Prayers & Action, visit https://prayersandaction.com/survivor-sunday/.
Follow the conversation about Survivor Sunday 2018 on social media by using #SurvivorSunday18 #RestoringBrokenLives.
About Prayers in Action
Prayers & Action began as a grassroots movement on Facebook, where it was formerly known as Prayer Warriors Against Gun Violence. With more than 15,000 followers, the community is dedicated to praying for an end to gun violence in our nation while, at the same time, lifting up the survivors of gun violence in prayer. Backed by a coalition of today’s most prominent evangelical leaders, pastors, churches and organizations, Prayers & Action is committed to ending gun violence through prayer and action.