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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… Read more »

The Divestment Strategy: Principles and Criteria

Divestment Strategy: Principles and Criteria (1984). This General Assembly study of the moral grounds for selling securities examines trusteeship and the interplay of integrity, effectiveness, and church purposes (including solidarity)…. Read more »

The Power to Speak Truth to Power

A Public Policy Statement on Energy, Its Production and Use, Adopted by the !21st (1981) General Assembly,Presbyterian Church in the U.S., and by the 193rd ( 1981) General Assembly, United… 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.

Justice and Peace Links—Words Matter

Words can hurt, words can heal, and words shape our realities, coloring the ways we experience the world. They are the tools we use to interpret our experiences, to relate… Read more »