In the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are not only stockpiling everything from toilet paper to hand sanitizer. Reports indicate that Americans in record numbers are purchasing massive amounts of firearms and ammunitions. This episode of “Standing Our Holy Ground” explores why people turn to guns in times of fear, uncertainty, and anxiety. We examine the distinction between fear-based and faith-based responses to crisis/disaster, how times of pandemic and crisis amplify the issues that intersect with gun violence, and what faith communities can do in the midst of the crisis to ensure the proper care of vulnerable and marginalized communities.
Featuring: Laurie Kraus, Director, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Robert Hoggard, Pastor & PhD student, Rochester, NY
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