Faith in Florida on School Gun Violence
March 7, 2018
In the aftermath of the school shooting at Douglas High School that claimed 17 lives. Parents, the community, and the survivors themselves all clamored loudly for one thing: gun control.
Despite the days of local and national actions that have followed, the Florida state legislature is proposing dangerous legislation that will put 10 armed teachers in every school who are prepared to respond to a mass shooter. Under the proposal, teachers who completed 132 hours of training could carry concealed weapons at school under the guidance of the county sheriff. There also would be a public records exemption to keep secret which teachers have guns. The measure was received with heavy dislike; an opinion poll released last Wednesday shows Florida voters oppose arming teachers by 56 percent to 40 percent.
Faith in Florida To Hold Prayer Vigil To Oppose State Senate Bill Banning Sanctuary Cities
February 22, 2018
Area religious leaders and communities of faith will hold a prayer vigil in front of Republican state Sen. Joe Negron’s Palm City office to oppose legislation (Senate Bill 308) that would ban sanctuary cities and require local law enforcement agencies to comply with federal immigration law.
Faith in Florida Joins Hundreds of Other Statewide Organizations to VOTE YES ON 4
January 29, 2018
After three years of extensive partnership with rights restoration fellows and several other grassroots organizations in the area, Faith in Florida, a coalition of churches and faith leaders, successfully gathered more than 1.1 million petition signatures to certify the “Vote Yes On 4” initiative for the Nov. 6th ballot. This initiative restores human rights to convicted nonviolent felons who are out of prison.
Faith Communities in Florida Denounce President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program
September 7, 2017
Faith in Florida, a statewide network of congregations dedicated to eradicating racism and economic inequality, today denounced President Donald Trump’s announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Ending the program will put 800,000 young men and women at-risk of losing their jobs, and even puts them in jeopardy of being deported.