On Sunday, September 25, 2016, we will remember the forgotten victims of America’s gun violence epidemic with The Concert Across America, a series of live music events of all sizes from coast to coast. We are encouraging places of worship across the country to hold their own music event, be it humble or humongous, to raise the volume on the national effort to save lives from gun violence.
WHY THIS MATTERS
Can music really make a difference? We believe it can. It is one of only two universal languages that can transcend barriers and boundaries. Music is central to how we offer worship, praise, teach scripture, and promote peace and love.
Imagine the impact of hundreds of thousands of people across the nation raising their voices in song for one day, one purpose. As we TOGETHER raise our voices, we raise awareness among our congregations, our family and friends, about the importance of preventing gun violence. At the local and national level, together we send a powerful message, collectively raising awareness across the country.
The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence isn’t just one big concert in one city. Through live online coverage of the national concert and through hundreds of concerts in villages, towns and cities across the country, we can reach millions of people on one day. All to raise awareness and save lives from completely preventable gun violence.
Congregations can publicize concerts by using the “Add your Concert” link on this page http://concert.faithsunited.org/. They can also find ready-made bulletin-style announcements, graphics and flyer-templates by clicking on the “Resources” link on the same page.