In December 2012, a tragedy occurred when 20 children and 6 educators were brutally slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School. We’ve lost far too many to gun violence in the years since, with 15,000 people from Pennsylvania alone having become victims. This is an epidemic that needs to be addressed and resolved as soon as […]
The school shooting in Parkland, Florida was the 18th shooting on school grounds in the first 45 days of 2018. During that time, most districts only had 36 days of school. That ratio—a school shooting every other day—is incomprehensible.
Gun violence is the leading cause of mortality among young black men and the county needs to treat it as a public health issue, according to Karen Hacker, director of the Allegheny County Health Department.
Rev. Lyde, pastor of Baptist Temple Church in Homewood, responded Sunday to a call from the Allegheny County Health Department and a coalition of Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant churches to preach against gun violence.
When a group of Christian organizations teamed with the Allegheny County Health Department in recent months to ask pastors to talk in their sermons Sunday about preventing gun violence, they were thinking mainly about the relentless beat of killings and other assaults, injuries and trauma affecting the families and neighborhoods of the victims.