1,000 churches joined 90-day initiative to end gun violence, incarceration

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Members of the national faith community had long tired of being parked on the sidelines, watching idly as kids senselessly and violently mowed down their fellow brothers and sisters like so many blades of grass.

Rev. Michael McBride, Pastor The Way Christian Center in Northern California, helped lead a simultaneous interfaith service across the country this past Sunday, entitled Live Free Sunday: Honoring our Sons and Brothers that featured family members displaying photos of loved ones lost to gun violence, or a son or brother for whom they’d like to pray. McBride’s PICO National Network is the largest grassroots, faith-based organizing network in the United States. PICO works with 1,000 religious congregations in more than 200 cities and towns through its 60 local and state federations


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