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Resources in Societal violence

Study guide – Feminicide

Take action. Use the following study guide in conjunction with this video to learn how your congregation, community of worship, or prayer group can help women targeted by violence. Para ver o descargar este documento en español presione aquí.

Study guide – Machism

Take action. Use the following study guide in conjunction with this video to learn how your congregation, community of worship, or prayer group can help women targeted by violence. Para ver o descargar este documento en español presione aquí.

Study guide – What We Can Do

Take action. Use the following study guide in conjunction with this video to learn how your congregation, community of worship, or prayer group can help women targeted by violence. Para ver o descargar este documento en español presione aquí.

Justice and Peace Bookmark

Presbyterian Women has ongoing advocacy work in several areas, from food to language to gender justice. And there are multiple ways to stay connected to these topics. A bookmark lists the various emphases and resources that can help you take action. Share this bookmark (printed three to a page) with other advocates!

Resolution on Violence, Religion and Terrorism

Our church comes together every two years to discern together how best to live as faithful Christians in the world.  We consider resolutions and mandate studies of various issues, which are then passed along to our churches for study and implementation.  One such issue was terrorism, which resulted in this resolution, approved by the 216th… 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.

Terrorism Perceptions and Reflections

The May/June 1988 issue of Church & Society Magazine had as its title and theme, “Terrorism: Perceptions and Reflections.” Its Content Editor was Robert F. Smylie, Director of the United Nations Office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Because of the events that began on September 11, 2001, we have excerpted and adapted portions of that… Read more »