With gun violence on the rise across America, more faith groups are getting involved in gun control debates.
Pardeep Singh Kaleka is executive director of the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee. He’s also a member of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, the site of a 2012 mass shooting. Kaleka lost his father in the shooting.
Rabbi Seth M. Limmer leads Chicago Sinai Congregation, a faith community involved in gun violence prevention efforts.
The Rt. Rev. Eugene Sutton is bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. He is one of three conveners of Bishops United Against Gun Violence, an ad hoc group of around 60 Episcopal leaders.
The Rev. Michael Pfleger is senior pastor for the Faith Community of St. Sabina in Chicago. He helps lead an annual march against gun violence.
Rabbi Jonathan Perlman leads New Light Congregation in Pittsburgh, one of the faith communities attacked during the 2018 Tree of Life synagogue shooting.
Rabbi Joseph R. Black is senior rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Denver. After the 2018 synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, he spoke out about rising gun violence and the need for improved gun laws.
Mustafa Farouk is president of the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand. He was a key spokesman for the country’s Muslim community after the Christchurch mosque shootings in March 2019.
Lennon Flowers is the co-founder and executive director of The Dinner Party, which facilitates conversations about loss over shared meals. She also leads The People’s Supper, which addresses ideological, political and racial divides.