The school shooting in Santa Fe this past week has brought the realities of a tragic and terrifying national issue to our doorstep. While there may be policies which need to be debated and cultural practices that need to be addressed, now is the time to come together as a community.
This weekend, congregations of all denominations and faiths are standing in solidarity with the people of Santa Fe. Churches, temples, mosques and synagogues throughout the city of Houston will be participating in a very special program sponsored by Gallery Furniture and Interfaith Ministries called, “Banners for Santa Fe”.
For this massive interfaith effort, Gallery Furniture has created huge, high quality banners (10 feet by 10 feet) which will be the templates for our thoughts, prayers and expressions of compassion, encouragement and hope. These banners will be shared with the Santa Fe community at appropriate times over the next several months.
Join us on Friday night to participate in this service of solidarity.
These supportive efforts are only a beginning as we seek to extend love and support to a community in need of healing. As we venture forward, our hope is to generate a multi-faith environment of collaboration and cooperation which can soon openly and honestly address issues surrounding gun violence, public safety and mental health issues in America today.