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End Gun Violence Postcard

This postcard affirms our responsibility to reduce injustice and calls upon the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to approve sensible gun legislation. It should be mailed back to the… Read more »

How PDA Responds to Public Violence

This flyer provides an overview of the resources Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) can provide to support mid councils and congregations. Assistance includes grants, trained volunteer response teams, and long-term spiritual… Read more »

Gun Violence, Gospel Values: Mobilizing in Response to God’s Call

This report, approved by the 219th General Assembly (2010), challenges our society’s fatalism and numbness in accepting the highest gun death rates in the world, reviews past church positions and proposes a new “spiritual awakening” approach: a church-related, community-based strategy inspired by “Heeding God’s Call” in Philadelphia, with similar groups in Richmond, Virginia and central New Jersey. The report looks at our culture of violence-acceptance, with its undercurrents of fear and desperation.