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Christian Leaders React to Mass Shootings: We Can’t Keep Going on Like This

Christian Leaders React to Mass Shootings: We Can’t Keep Going on Like This

This weekend, at least 29 people were killed and dozens more were injured in two mass shootings: one in Dayton, Ohio, the other in El Paso Texas.

Over the weekend, Christian leaders, activists, pastors, teachers and writers took to Twitter to respond. Many expressed their sorrow. Many offered prayers. Many called for legislative action.

Here are some of the responses (we’ll be updating this throughout the day).

Shane Claiborne

Nichole Nordeman

Father James Martin

Ashlee Eiland

Craig Groeschel

Priscilla Shirer

Eugene Cho

Trillia Newbell

Jo Saxton

Jamie Tworkowski

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez

“The NHCLC’s community of thousands upon thousands of churches is profoundly grieving at the terror unleashed in El Paso today, terror targeting our nation’s beloved Hispanic community. We urge our political leaders, Democrat and Republican, to once-and-for-all depoliticize immigration in this country and instead embrace a fact-based approach to this and to all political questions that divide us. Even more importantly, we call upon people of sincere faith in every corner of our country to recommit themselves to loving the ‘other’ and to begin to pray with all their might that God would heal our broken land.”

Joshua DuBois

J.D. Greear

Ed Stetzer

Karen Swallow Prior

Margaret Feinberg

Lisa Bevere

Dr. Tony Evans

Louie Giglio

“More young men in their 20’s taking life like it’s nothing. We are living in troubling times with a troubled generation. I don’t care about political persuasions or agendas—the President must take the lead and bring change. I pray for those who mourn, for all wounded and the for leaders of our nation of all parties. Jesus, help us all.”

Jonathan Martin

Anne Lamott

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