Skip to content

Adult CE: March 15, 2020

The Soul Box Project

Come to Plymouth Hall to meet Rhonda McGee, First Baptist Church, and learn how easy it is to make a soul box. The Soul Box Project was begun by an artist in Oregon after the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas, NV as a way of honoring the lives lost to gun violence in this country. The single-fold origami style boxes are easy to make and when gathered, mounted and hung, are a powerful invitation to contemplate the tragic statistics.

Each year more than 65,000 Americans are killed or injured by the misuse of firearms. It’s a public health crisis that defies legislative solutions, and sometimes defies even compassionate care and dialogue with survivors and victims. Individuals, churches and community groups around the country have so far made more than 92,000 soul boxes, representing the lives of those we’ve lost to misuse of firearms. Help us set a goal for the number of boxes First Plymouth can make and contribute to this effort. Our Colorado boxes are headed to the State Capitol in April and then on to the National Mall in Washington DC in July. You can learn more about this effort and see how the individual boxes are grouped, mounted and displayed by going to the website https://soulboxproject.org.

This First Plymouth Adult Forum program is hosted by First Plymouth’s Reduce Gun Violence Team.  Please contact Peter Fogg if you’d like to join us.