Nationwide Vigils & Events to #EndGunViolence

December 14, 2018 marks the 6-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy. 

By this December, over 600,000 Americans will be killed or injured by guns since the Sandy Hook shooting tragedy. We urge you to join the gun violence prevention community in our collective effort to continue to shine a light on the devastating epidemic of gun violence in our nation until Congress takes meaningful action to reduce gun deaths and injuries in our nation


The victims, survivors and the families impacted by gun violence are often forgotten. Therefore, the Newtown Foundation, the charitable arm of the Newtown Action Alliance, in partnership with American Gun Safety Association, Amnesty International, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Center for American Progress, The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Community of Sant'Egidio, Community Justice Reform Coalition, Docs Demand Action, Everytown Survivor Network, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence, Junior Newtown Action Alliance, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, #NoRA, On Earth Peace, Organizing for Action, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, St Marks Episcopal Church, Survivors Empowered, Survivors Lead and Women's March, will host the annual national vigil service of mourning and loving remembrance for all who have fallen victim to the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in America on December 5, 2018 in Washington, D.C. and also nationwide vigils/events during the month of December. 

We are looking for faith, gun violence prevention, student, social justice, LGBTQ, other organizations, activists, or concerned citizens to plan a local vigil/event in their towns and cities across the nation during the month of December. Our goal is to support the families & communities impacted by gun violence, unite the movement, educate, continue to raise awareness, and keep this critical issue front and center throughout our nation. 

Please register to host a vigil or an event in your town or city and click on the followign links to download the 2018 National Vigil Toolkit and customizable posters to facilitate your planning and to coordinate our collective gun violence prevention message. 

  1. 2018 Nationwide Vigil and Event Toolkit

2. LIght Customizable Poster

3. Dark Customizable Poster

Our goal is to hold vigils/events in ALL 50 states! 

Upcoming Vigils

Upcoming Vigils

Event TitleLocationAddressCityStateZIPDateTime
The Newtown Foundation hosts National Candlelight Vigil at St. Marks Episcopal Church on December 5, 2018 from 7:00 PM-9:00 PMSt. Marks Episcopal Church301 A Street SoutheastWashingtonDC2000312/5/20187:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church hosts a community vigil to end gun violence in conjunction with the national vigil on December 5, 2018. All are welcome to join as we remember victims of gun violence and join together in an effort to bring an end to it.Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church1089 Fairfield Woods RoadFairfieldCT682512/5/20187:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Anthony Church, Madisonville, hosts a Taize prayer service on Tuesday, December 12 at 7 PM. Taize is a meditative form of prayer that uses chant, candlelight, scripture and periods of silence.St. Anthony Church6104 Desmond StCincinnati OH4522712/12/20187:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
The Community of Sant’Egidio will hold a candlelight vigil and prayer for all victims of gun violence, with special intentions for those who have died in Washington, DC. There will be a brief discussion after the prayer to share ideas on how faith based communities can become more involved in local efforts to decrease gun violence in our cities. St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church2436 Pennsylvania Ave, NWWashingtonDC2003712/4/20186:30:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation Shelter Rock will hold a vigil/event. Details TBD.Unitarian Universalist Congregation Shelter Rock48 Shelter Rock RoadManhassetNY1103012/9/201811:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
Metropolitan Community Church of New York will mark Gun Violence Prevention in memory of the Sandy Hook massacre at its 11am Liturgy, Sunday, December 16th. All are welcome.Gun Violence Prevention Liturgy446 West 36th StreetNew YorkNY1001812/16/201811:00:00 AM - 12:30:00 PM
Charlottesville Freedom Wall, Downtown Mall625 Ivy Farm DriveCharlottesvilleVA2290112/14/20189:00:00 AM - 9:30:00 AM
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito (UUFSD) will host a Youth Focused Vigil with music and song from 5 PM to 6 PM (opening begin at 4:30!) at Founders Hall on Sunday 9 December. Join us as we bring the voices of youth to our annual Candlelight Vigil. Reverend Megan Cefalu is our minister.Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito (UUFSD)1036 Solana DriveSolana BeachCA9207512/9/20185:00:00 PM - 6:00:00 PM
Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice will hold an event on December 13, 2018, to recognize the anniversary of Sandy Hook and the efforts of area student leaders to end the epidemic of gun violence. The Heights 8001 Dale AveSt. LouisMO6311712/13/20187:00:00 PM - 8:30:00 PM
The Suffield Youth For Change stands with Newtown and Parkland to hold a vigil service commemorating those fallen victim to gun violence and to foster the awareness, education, and change of our gun laws. Join us for an afternoon of remembrance and unity on the Suffield Town Green on December 8 from 12pm to 2pm.North Main St and High StSuffieldCT0607812/8/201812:00:00 PM - 2:00:00 AM
Kalamazoo Area MOMS DEMAND ACTION, the Coalition for Common Ground and the Students For Gun Legislation will be holding a service of remembrance for the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary school and all students impacted by gun violence in our county, on December 14, 2018, at the First Congregational Church in Kalamazoo Michigan First Congregational Church-Kalamzoo 345 W. Michigan AveKalamazooMI4900712/14/20186:00:00 PM - 7:00:00 PM
St. Paul in the Desert Episcopal Church will hold a remembrance at each of its liturgies on December 15, 20 St. Paul in the Desert Episcopal Church 500 W. San Rafael Dr.Palm SpringsCA9226212/15/20188:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
The interfaith community of Santa Monica will be coming together on Sunday, Dec. 9th at 4:30pm at St. Monica Catholic Church at 725 California Ave., Santa Monica to remember all victims of gun violence. The community has experienced its own heartache when there was a mass shooting at Santa Monica College on June 7, 2013 but it is the every day gun violence that the faith community wants remember as well. Parking is available on the school yard. Enter off of Washington Blvd. between 7th and Lincoln Blvd.St. Monica Catholic Community725 California Ave.Santa MonicaCA9040312/9/20184:30:00 AM - 5:00:00 PM
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