Posts By: Carl Horton

Prayer for Norway

We Live in a Broken and Fearful World “You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” – (Mark 12:31) Presbyterians have been called to pray for the people of Norway in the aftermath of the bombing in Oslo and the shootings on Utoya Island.   A prayer, “We Live… Read more »

Remembering September 11

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001.  Use this day to challenge your congregation to recommit to its work for peace and justice in the world, interfaith understanding, and against violence in all of its forms.  Because this day falls on Sunday, it is an opportunity to connect these themes in the Service for the Lord’s Day and in the church’s educational ministry.  Educational, liturgical, pastoral, theological, interfaith, and other resources are all now available on the PC(USA) website.

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Reflections on the Peacemaking Pre-Conference Workshop

The gathering of Presbyterian peacemakers in Indianapolis got started last week with a pre-conference workshop “Gun Violence, Gospel Values:  Mobilizing in Response to God’s Call.”   It was a tough 6 hours, and my thanks to the leaders for that.  The statistics were troubling, and there were plenty of them, grim numbers of which we must not be aware, otherwise we surely wouldn’t accept them.

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