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Top Gun Violence Public Health Experts To Discuss Effective Ways For Communities To Reduce Gun Violence

Beating Swords into Plowshares: Blacksmiths to Turn Confiscated Guns into Gardening Tools

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Defense Fund and Washington National Cathedral are hosting a forum on ending the gun violence epidemic at 10:10 a.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2013 followed by a Children's Sabbath Service at 11:15 a.m. with a sermon by Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund.

To symbolize the theme of the Children's Sabbath celebrationBeating Swords into Plowshares: Ending the Violence of Guns and Child Poverty, blacksmiths will turn illegal guns confiscated by the police into garden tools starting at 12:45 p.m. The transformation is meant to capture anew the biblical vision that speaks to our longing for a time when all children and families will know physical and economic security. These illegal guns will be transformed into life-affirming garden tools which will be used in community gardens to grow healthy food for families.

Marian Wright Edelman and Dean Gary Hall of the Washington National Cathedral will kick off the forum, a panel of experts on gun violence prevention who will discuss the impact of gun violence on children, families and communities and the roles faith communities and others can play in reducing gun violence.

Forum speakers include Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Mark Rosenberg former director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and Dr. Thomas McInerny, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Rosenberg and Dr. Satcher led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) efforts to fund groundbreaking research showing that a gun in the home increased the risk of violence. The National Rifle Association and its friends in Congress then blocked funding of future government research into the prevention of gun injuries and fatalities.

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