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TRIGGER – Ask for it!

Several programs of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have joined together to produce "Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence," a documentary sharing the story of how gun violence impacts individuals and communities and examines the "ripple effect" that one shooting has on a survivor, a family, a community and a society.

In light of the most recent incidents of gun violence in our country, we encourage you to view TRIGGER.  The documentary has been selected to be shown on NBC from November 2012 through May 2013 as a part of its Horizons of the Spirit series.  While the program is available for nationwide broadcast, local NBC affiliates have the option of choosing to air the program and selecting the time when it will air.  This is why we encourage you to ASK FOR IT!

  1. Call your NBC station.  Ask the station to schedule and show the NBC Horizons of the Spirit program "Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence." Request that it be scheduled during a time to reach the most viewers.
  2. Spread the word.  Ask your congregation and other groups to call and help your local affiliates choose to air the broadcast. Tell your local NBC station this program would have a positive impact in the community as it helps to lift up the many effects gun violence has on a community after the immediate shock of the event.
  3. Watch it together.  We encourage congregations and community groups to view the film together.  Then engage in conversation on how you can become involved in helping address needs within your community related to gun violence from a faith perspective. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has some resources available on its website
  4. Say thank you.  After the program airs, communicate your appreciation by sending a note or e-mail of thanks to the station.  Be specific about what impact the program had on you and others who may have watched it.

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Upcoming Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Events

PHP Advisory Committee

March 30 - April 1, 2014

Presbyterian Hunger Program Advisory Committee meets March 30 - April 1, 2014, in New Orleans, LA, in conjunction with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Advisory Committee and Self-Development of People Steering Committee.

PDA Advisory Committee

March 30 - April 1, 2014

In a One Great Hour of Sharing Joint Meeting, The PDA Advisory Committee will meet in conjunction with PHP Advisory Committee and the SDOP Steering Committee March 30 – April 1 at the Omni Royal Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. Discussions will include the work and vision of each department, long term Presbyterian involvement, issues and generative thinking.  A mission site tour will be made, followed individual committee meetings, and PHP will visit grant partner, Latino Farmer’s Cooperative of Louisiana.

PDA Advisory Committee

Oct. 8 - 10, 2014

PDA Advisory Committee meets October 8–10 in Louisville.

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