Outcry: Faith Voices Against Gun Violence


An interfaith clergy coalition of over 300 Georgians, Outcry: Faith Voices Against Gun Violence, has come together to raise our voices as people of faith all across Georgia in hopes of preventing gun violence in our state.

We believe that God calls us to value every human life and commands us to live in peace with one another.

We believe that God also commands us to love our neighbor and therefore it is our responsibility to do all that we can to ensure the safety and security of all people.

We can no longer be silent about gun violence in our state. We will oppose political decisions driven by fear that promote the notion that the answer to gun violence is more guns in our streets, neighborhoods, restaurants and public places. As citizens of Georgia and as leaders of faith communities we oppose House Bills 543 and 544, which would make our communities and campuses less safe and more vulnerable to the devastation of gun violence. We continue to oppose the Guns Everywhere Law, and any legislation that would lead to more guns carried in more places in our state.

Through our faith, we have a vision for human community that is built on solidarity and trust, not fear and terror. We hope and work for the day when neighborhoods and communities all across our state will be safe places where human life is valued and celebrated, not tragically ended by gun violence.

In this hope, we are encouraging all people of faith to become informed and active in preventing gun violence in Georgia. We pray for moral clarity and courage as we seek to build peace, security and good will among the human family. We commit ourselves to praying and working for public policies that promote the flourishing of our communities and our congregations in safety and peace. We call on our elected officials to do the same.

For more information, contact the office of Rev. Pam Driesell at 404.495.8424.


Supporters –


Rev. Dr. Z. Allen Abbott
Rev. Dr. Fahed Abu-Akel
Rev. Andy Acton
Rev. Ann Clay Adams
Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams
Rev. Dr. Lane Alderman
Rev. Susan Allen-Grady
Rev. Josh Amerson
Rev. Lindsay P. Armstrong
Rev. Aqueelah As-Salaam
Rev. Dr. Timothy Bagwell
Rev. Chris Barbieri
Rev. Dr. David Bartlett
Rev. Paul Baxley
Rabbi Peter Berg
Rev. Dr. David Bevel Jones
Rev. Linda G. Birchall
Rev. Chip Blankinship
Rev. Dr. Timothy Boggess
Rev. Ronald S. Bonner Sr.
Rabbi Dr. Analia Bortz
Rabbi Rachael Bregman
Rev. Dr. James Brewer-Calvert
Rev. Dr. William P. Brown
Rev. Frank Cornelius Brown
Rev. Dr. Melissa Browning
Rev. Chris Bryant
Rev. Laura Bryant
Rev. J. Thomas Buchanan
Rev. Tara Bulger
Pastor Kent Burel
Rev. Jamie Butcher
Rev. Richard Callaway
Rev. Samuel G. Candler
Rev. James C. Cantrell
Rev. Lee Carroll
Rev. Dr. Arthur Carson Jr.
Rev. David Carter Florence
Rev. Beverly Casstevens
Rev. Gary Charles
Rev. Alexis Chase
Rev. Heather Chase
Rev. Phillip Chisholm
Rev. Nancy Christensen
Rev. Dr. Kimberly L. Clayton
Rev. Dr. Carolyn Clifton
Rev. Andy Cook
Rev. La'Markus R. Cook
Rev. Pamela Cooper-White
Rev. Mary Jane Cornell
Rev. Robert D. Crawford
Rev. Carol Snype Crawford
Rev. Grady J. Crawford, Jr.
Rev. Allen Cross
Rev. Anthony Damelio
Rev. Terry David
Rev. Lane E. Davis
Rev. Kathy Dawson
Rev. Mark W. Deaton
Rev. Dr. C. Gregory DeLoach
Rev. Wendy Dewberry
Rev. George Dominick
Rev. Mark Douglas
Rev. Sharyn Dowd
Deacon Lesley-Ann Drake
Rev. Pam Driesell
Rev. Shawn Duncan
Rev. Dr. P.C. Enniss
Rev. Dr. Sarah F. Erickson
Rev. Dr. Jane Fahey
Rev. Dr. Thomas K. Farmer
Rev. Susan Farrar-Built
Rev. Steve Fazenbaker
Rev. Ginnie Ferrell
Rabbi Loren Filson-Lapidus
Rev. Charles Fischer
Rev. Joy Fisher
Rev. Sarah Fisher
Rev. Ashley Fitzpatrick
Rev. William Flippin, Jr.
Rev. Dr. Anna Carter Florence
Rev. Kate Hurst Floyd
Rev. Caitlin Foley Phillips
Rev. Dr. Dave Fry
The Venerable Edward B. Fuller
Rev. Lee Fullerton
Rev. Deacon Charles Gearing
Rev. Dr. Jimmy Gentry
Rev. Angela Gilreath-Rivers
Rev. Craig Goodrich
Rev. Zihna Gordon
Bishop H. Julian Gordy
Rabbi Pamela Jay Gottfried
Rev. Dave Allen Grady
Rev. Jack Graham
Rabbi Fred Greene
Rev. Ron Grizzle
Rev. Danny Gulden
Rev. Dr. David P. Gushee
Rev. Tom Hagood
Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale
Rev. Anna Mitchell Hall
Rev. Kenneth Hammond
Rev. Dr. Ron W. Handlon
Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins
Rev. Richard C. Hart
Cantor Deborah L. Hartman
Rev. Morgan Hay
Rev. Sara A. Hayden
Rev. Kempton Haynes
Rev. Lisa Heilig
Rev. Ernie Hess
Rev. Billy Hester
Rev. Nanci Hicks
Rev. Larry L. Hill
Rev. Penny Hill
Rev. Richard Hill
Rev. Dr. Katy Hinman
Rev. Geoffrey Hoare
Dr. Dock Hollingsworth
Rev. Billy Honor
Rev. John Howren
Rev. Dana Hughes
Rev. Dr. Richard Hunter
Rev. Bill Ireland
Rev. Laura Jernigan
Rev. Elizabeth Johnson
Rev. Dr. David Bevel Jones
Rev. Shanan Jones
Rev. Kenneth Jones
Rev. Karen Kagiyama
Rabbi Mario Karpuj
Rabbi Nancy Kassel
Rev. Jenna Kennedy
Rabbi Eytan Kenter
Ms. Soumaya Khalifa
Rev. Scott Kidd
Rev. Dr. James M. King
Rabbi Robert Klensin
Rabbi Julie Anne Kozlow
Rev. Joe LaGuardia
Rev. Dr. James Lamkin
Rev. Dr. Tony Lankford
Rabbi Micah Lapidus
Rev. Dr. Beth LaRocca-Pitts
Rev. Keith Lawder
Rev. Tonya Lawrence
Rev. Caroline Leach
Rev. Eric Wendel Lee
Deacon Chris Lemley
Rabbi Joshua Lesser
Rabbi Brad Levenberg
Rev. Kimberly LeVert
Rev. David Lewicki
Rabbi Thomas P. Liebschutz
Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long
Rev. Dr. Kimberly Long
Rev. Chris Lyman Waldron
Rev. Kirk Lyman-Barner
Rev. Trey Lyon
Rev. Lisa Majoros
Rev. C. Wallace Marsh
Rev. Dan Matthews
Rev. John W. Mattox Jr.
Rev. Joseph McBrayer
Pastor TJ McBride
Rev. Kathy McDowell (ret.)
Rev. Erin McGee
Rev. Kate McGregor Mosley
Rev. Sally Ann McKinsey Sisk
Rabbi Lydia Medwin
Rev. David Melton
Rev. Joy Melton
Rev. John Merk
Rev. David Messner
Rev. Grady Mills
Rev. Jimmy Moor
Rev. Truman A. Moore
Rev. Chris Moore-Keish
Rev. Dr. Martha Moore-Keish
Rev. John Morgan
Rev. Kathy Morris
Rev. Dr. Donna S. Mote
Rev. Gad Mpoyo
Rev. Dr. Baron Mullis
Rev. Joyce B. Myers-Brown
Rev. Dr. Raj Nadella
Rev. Steve Napier
Rev. Benjamin Neal
Rev. Georgia Newman
Rev. Dr. James D. Newsome
Rev. Jim Nixon
Rev. Dr. C. Gray Norsworthy
Rev. Jill Oglesby Evans
Rev. Dr. Craig Oliver
Rev. Rebecca Parker
Rev. Dr. S. Michael Pater
Rev. Dennis Patterson Jr.
Rev. Peter M. Paulsen
Rev. Suzii Paynter
Rev. Anjie Peek-Woodworth
Rev. Susan Pendleton
Rev. Julie Pennington-Russell
Rabbi Elana E. Perry
Rev. Dr. Lanny Peters
Rev. Darrel A. Peterson
Rev. Caitlin Phillips
Rev. Dr. Wendell Phillips
Rev. Susan Pinson
Rev. David Powers
Rev. Bob Prim
Rev. Richard A. Puckett
Rev. Elaine N. Puckett
Rev. Sally Purvis
Rev. Jason Ranke
Rabbi Steven H. Rau
Rev. Greta Reed (ret.)
Rev. Dr. James Rissler
Rev. Curtis Rivers
Rev. Marilyn Roberts
Rev. Adam Roberts
Rev. Paul Roberts
Rev. Dr. Alice Rogers
Rev. Elizabeth J. Roles
Canon Charles M. Roper
Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal
Rev. Dr. Christine Roy Yoder
Rev. Dalton Rushing
Rev. Stacey Rushing
Dr. John Ryan
Rev. Beth Sanders
Rabbi Neil Sandler
Rev. Allan Sandlin
Rev. Dr. David Sapp
Rabbi Scott B. Saulson Ph.D.
Rev. Dr. Stanley P. Saunders
Rev. Liz Schellingerhoudt
Rev. Charlie Scott
Rabbi Ron Segal
Rev. Blair Setnor
Rev. Beverly Brown Shaw
Rev. Maureen Shelton
Dr. Randy Shepley
Rev. Greg Smith
Rev. Van Smith
Rev. Dr. Tim Smith
Rev. Elwood Spackman
Rev. Dr. J.Todd Speed
Rev. David Spence
Rabbi David Spinrad
Rev. Dr. B. Wiley Stephens (ret.)
Rev. Drew Stockstill
Rev. George W. Stroup
Rev. Nibs Stroupe
Rabbi Alvin M. Sugarman
Rev. Brian Sullivan
Rev. Michael R. Sullivan
Vicar Michael A. Tanner
Rev. George Tatro
Rev. Dr. Susan S. Taylor
Rev. Patricia Templeton
Rev. Jessica Terrell
Rev. Robert V. Thompson
Rev. E. Gail Thompson
Rev. Jordan Thrasher
Rev. Holly Tickle
Rev. Brian A. Tillman
Rev. Joel Tolbert
Rev. Jill Tolbert
Rev. Anna George Traynham
Rev. Paul M. Turner
Rev. Michael R. Tutterow
Rev. Dr. Jill Ulrici
Rev. Arthur Villarreal
Rev. Dr. Ollie Wagner
Rev. Sonny Walden
Rev. Mimi Walker
Rev. Peter Wallace
Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock
Rev. Roy F. Watkins
Rev. Scott Weimer
Rabbi Michael Weinstein
Rev. Dr. Eyvonne H. Whitman
Pastor John Wierwille
Dr. Mark O. Wilbanks
Rev. Gregory M. Williams
Rev. Dr. Gaye Williams Ortiz
Rev. Robert Winstead
Rev. Dr. George Wirth (ret.)
Rev. Edith W. Woodling
Rev. Moses Woodruff Jr.
The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright
Rev. Nancy Yancey
Rev. Gareth J. Young


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