Episcopal leaders, shooting victim parents rally against gun violence

Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Episcopal leaders and parents of Parkland shooting victims rallied in downtown Austin Sunday morning to protest gun violence.

A group of more than 70 Episcopal bishops called Bishops United Against Gun Violence gathered at Austin’s Brush Square Park.

They protested during the church’s 79th General Convention. 

Speakers included Philip and April Schentrup, whose daughter was killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida last February. The parents say the church should advocate against gun violence for a more peaceful nation. 

Another speaker included Abigail Zimmerman, who helped lead a school walkout in March to remember the victims of the Parkland shooting. She’s a member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church and is part of the youth group there. 

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