Man up, fathers

February 1, 2013 in Featured Question of the Week, Question of the Week, Spotlight Answers, Stopping youth gun violence by Sonia Walker

Jesus and his disciples repeatedly and passionately advocated for the care of widows and orphans.  Any young man living without his father, father figure or male role model actively engaged in his life is a paternal orphan in today’s culture.  Our community has thousands, crossing every sociological classification.  Drastic, non-traditional, creatively bold, male mentoring initiatives are needed to put a dent in youth, gun violence.  Faith community men could convene, recruit from ever sociological classification, and launch new initiatives.