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United Methodists respond to school shooting in Uvalde

Vigil candles, Photo by Isaac Broune, UMNS
Vigil candles, Photo by Isaac Broune, UMNS

On May 24, 2022 an 18-year-old gunman shot and killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, TX. The gunman was killed by police. The nature and scale of the tragedy has led to an outpouring of calls for both prayer and action from religious and spiritual leaders across the world, including Pope Francis. United Methodist leaders have joined the chorus of voices praying for the families of victims while also calling for immediate action to prevent future tragedies to gun violence. Below you will find statements, prayers, advocacy information and other resources produced by United Methodist leaders and entities.

 

Statements

The Council of Bishops

Annual Conferences

General boards and agencies

Ecumenical statements

 

Articles and resources