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Resources in Gun Violence

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 Office of Public Witness in Washington, DC.    

Standing Our Holy Ground/10 Things You Can Do to End Gun Violence

Standing Our Holy Ground is a year-long (2019-2020) free webinar series that challenges the faith community to stand up against gun violence, and explores how people of faith can respond and act to bring about change. Ten Things You Can Do to End Gun Violence are suggestions approved by the 2019 General Assembly (2010) report… 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 and emotional care and training for community leaders dealing with the aftermath of public violence.

2019 Gun Violence resources packet

Gun Violence packet cover The 2019 Gun Violence Resource packet provides congregations and mid-councils a robust package of material to help congregations put thoughts and prayers about gun violence into obedient action. The packet is a mixture of online and print resources compiled by the ministries of Compassion, Peace and Justice over the course of the last decade, but… Read more »

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

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.