Evil Did Not Win


On this sad anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, I was moved and inspired by this video “Evil Did Not Win,”  created by the family of Emilie Parker.

I also wanted to share with you a letter from the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.


December 14, 2013

Dear Diocesan Family,

Today, we remember the children, men and women who lost their lives at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting one year ago. We join in prayer with others from across the country and across the globe, for the victims and families of Sandy Hook and of so many other gun-related tragedies. We pray, too, for our country, as we continue to grapple with issues surrounding gun violence and safety – issues raised again by yesterday’s shootings in a suburban Denver school.


We invite you to join us in these prayers of mourning and prayers of hope for the future. To learn more about efforts in our own church community, please visit the Facebook page for Episcopalians Against Gun Violence: facebook.com/EpiscopaliansAgainstGunViolence.




The Rt. Rev. Shannon S. Johnston, Bishop

The Rt. Rev. Susan E. Goff, Bishop Suffragan
The Rt. Rev. Edwin F. Gulick Jr., Assistant Bishop


Peace friends,


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