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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 23, 2022

CONTACT: Heather Cabral,, (202) 550-6880

2022 has been a record-setting year for mass shootings, faith leaders plead for an end to gun violence.

WASHINGTON D.C.   Following yesterday’s shooting in Chesapeake, which occurred just three days after the nightclub massacre in Colorado Springs, the executive director of Faith in Action is urging elected officials to not just pray, but also act. 

Rev. Alvin Herring, executive director of Faith in Action 

“As many of us travel to break bread with our loved ones tomorrow, far too many families will have an empty seat this year, marking the tragic loss of life at the hands of people filled with hate. There’s no room for hate and there’s no room for policies that continue to allow hate-fueled ideologies to turn into tragedy.”

“Our elected officials can’t only pray for the victims’ families and the survivors, they must act. At  Faith in Action, we pray with our feet and fight alongside those who are the targets of hate crimes and senseless acts of violence. We will continue to put pressure on elected officials to implement policies that make us all safer, and live in a world where we don’t fear shopping for a holiday meal, having a night out with friends, or even going to school. 

If you are interested in speaking further with Rev. Herring, please contact Heather Cabral at and 202-550-6880. 


Faith in Action is the largest grassroots, faith-based organizing network in the United States. The nonpartisan organization works with 1,000 religious congregations in more than 200 cities and towns through its 46 local and state federations. For more information, visit