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A Call to Fix Gun Violence

March 2, 2018

Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities President Michael Sheeran, S.J., wrote an open letter on gun violence to President Donald Trump and members of Congress. 

“We adults have repeatedly failed to fix this singularly American phenomenon,” Father Sheeran writes. “Now we must listen to our youth. We must not cruelly disparage them in this time of trauma, grief and anger. As Pope Francis has said, ‘Dear young people, do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you. Do not be afraid to dream of great things.’ Ending the horrific mass killings in our schools and streets is a great thing we all are called to do. Now we urge you, as President and Members of Congress, to listen and to fix this indeed.” 

Visit AJCU for Father Sheeran’s full statement. 

You can also read statements from Jesuit colleges and universities affirming that admissions will not be impacted for high school students who peacefully protest.