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Community members gathered Tuesday night for a powerful, moving and sad event that included the reading of the names of more than 100 children in the St. Louis area who lost their lives to gun violence in the last four years. Just one day after a mass shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, the Interfaith Vigil to Save Children's Lives was held at Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church...As of Tuesday, more than 100 kids have been [shot] in the city, and fourteen of them died.
"I believe if we actually commit to our next steps, we can make real change," said Maharat Rori Picker Neiss with the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis.

Leaders from a variety of faiths gathered at Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church to remember the more than 100 children lost to gun violence in St. Louis since 2019. They were there, in part, to recognize our shared responsibility for the crisis.

“It is we who have allowed this to happen,” said Maharat Rori Picker Neiss, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis. “We have failed our children.”...

The churches, synagogues and mosques in the city will have access to more than 500 gun locks, most of them donated by the U.S. Attorney’s office and the ATF. They are tools that will prevent the occasional unintentional shooting...

Community members gathered Tuesday night for a powerful, moving and sad event that included the reading of the names of more than 100 children in the St. Louis area who lost their lives to gun violence in the in the last four years.

Just one day after a mass shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, the Interfaith Vigil to Save Children's Lives was held at Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

As of Tuesday, more than 100 kids have been in the city, and fourteen of them died.

"I believe if we actually commit to our next steps, we can make real change," said Marharat Rori Picker Neiss with the Jewish Community Relations Council of St. Louis.

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