Religious Leaders Call For End To Gun Violence

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Religious leaders representing a broad range of faiths are gathering at Washington National Cathedral to remember the lives lost in the Connecticut school shooting and to call for an end to gun violence.

The interfaith group will meet Friday morning ahead of a tolling of the cathedral's funeral bell at 9:30 a.m.

The participants will include leaders from Judaism, Catholicism and Islam, as well as Baptists, Episcopalians, Methodists and others.

Episcopal leaders in Washington have called for stricter gun control since the mass shooting. The Very Rev. Gary Hall, the National Cathedral dean, said in his Sunday sermon that Christians can no longer tolerate gun violence and have a moral obligation to work to end it.

Episcopal Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde has said civilians shouldn't own assault weapons.


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