Yvonne Murray

compassionate, caring, optimistic, problem-solver, advocate, team-builder

Partnership for a Safe Community

My idea is to unite congregations across our conference in reframing the current conversation about Gun Violence from “the right to bear arms” to “the safety of our community”.   We can use this connectional network as John Wesley intended to accomplish far more together than any one local church or person could alone. The specific projects are a community workshop and co-mentoring program for congregations.  The community workshop will bring together gun owners and gun control advocates to listen to each other’s perspectives, align on a shared goal and plan next steps to create safe community together. If both sides can come together and discover our shared goals, we can work effectively to solve the underlying problems.  The co-mentoring program would provide mentoring and support for congregations to learn from each other.