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Faith leaders call for civil discourse

March 20, 2013  |  Pueblo Chieftain  |  Link to article

By LORETTA SWORD | lorettas@chieftain.com

Fri Mar 15, 2013.

About 50 members and supporters of Faith Leaders in Action gathered Thursday to plead for respectful discourse in the ongoing public debate over gun control laws.
FLiA, an interfaith organization of local pastors, hosted the event in conjunction with Together Colorado on the steps of the Pueblo County Courthouse.
Rev. Kim James, pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church and organizer of a recent gun-surrender event, said the two activist organizations "stand together in opposition to the tactics of intimidation and threats made against our legislators who are supporting or considering supporting gun violence prevention bills" — a reference to recent violent threats against a female member of Congress and against Pueblo's Democratic state Rep. Angela Giron.