Living the Believers’ Calling – learn about violent video games

Here's a way congregations can celebrate 30 years of peacemaking:

Violent Video Games Learn about the video games to which children and youth have access and the potentially harmful effect of viewing violent content. A free booklet by the Office of Child Advocacy alerts parents and others who care about children to the harmful effects of violent video game content on children and youth. It includes helpful information on the ratings system as well as guidelines and tips for choosing games, setting limits and advocating to keep M-rated games out of the hands of children.

Thirty years ago the 192nd General Assembly (1980) of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. adopted Peacemaking: The Believers' Calling. This statement affirmed that peacemaking is central to the gospel message and to living as disciples of Jesus. It affirmed past and ongoing Presbyterian peacemaking efforts and called for a renewed emphasis on peacemaking. Since 1980, individual Presbyterians, congregations, middle governing bodies, and General Assembly programs have engaged in amazing peacemaking ministries in the name of Jesus Christ. In this 30th anniversary year the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program suggests 30 ways congregations can celebrate ministries past and present and look forward to new adventures following Christ, who is our peace.

Tell the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program how you are celebrating the anniversary.

Your gifts to the Peacemaking Offering help the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program support Presbyterians in ministries seeking peace and pursuing justice.

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