Witness Walk Through Lower Merion to Advocate for Ending Gun Violence

July 1, 2021

Last Sunday afternoon, June 27, a group of people from diverse local faith communities came together to remember and honor those lost to gun violence and to advocate for stronger common-sense gun laws.

The Witness Walk began in the driveway of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Ardmore and proceeded up Lancaster Avenue, through Suburban Square, and along Montgomery Avenue to the Main Line Reform Temple where Rabbi Straus shared from Scripture and we sang and prayed together. Pastor Jonathan Ford (Taylor Tabernacle in Cobbs Creek) shared experiences of those who live in West Philly where gun violence has become an almost daily reality. The hope is that through these times together, people of all faiths can learn to walk alongside one another—sharing both our joys and our sorrows and working to help create a more safe, peaceful, and loving world.

APC members (left to right) Barry Jeffries, Joanne Poorman, Anne Foote, and Anne Warner were blessed to be part of the Witness Walk—feel free to ask them about the experience.