In 2016, in the run-up to the second annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day, I began making orange stoles to bring the #WearOrange movement, with its focus on life and hope, back to church.
It wasn’t exactly nor entirely my idea. As I prepare to send out the 100th orange stole, Sojourners takes up the story:
About Rosalind C Hughes
Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
As a member of Moms Demand Action, Episcopalian, and mother, I thank you. I just volunteered at another Be Smart for Kids talking to people about how to keep guns away from kids. I always leave those events wondering at how unsafe some people are and fulfilled by at least one person saying, “Oh, yeah! I should ask about guns at houses where I’m sending my kids to play!”
Thank you for working to make our children safer!