Posts Categorized: Addressing Gun Violence

UN Arms Trade Treaty passed

Today, the United Nations General Assembly passed the Arms Trade Treaty.  The final text of the treaty and a UN News articale can be read here.  Below is a statement by US Secretary of State Kerry on today’s treaty. STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY Historic Outcome of the Arms Trade Treaty Conference  The United States is… Read more »

Myths and Facts: United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty

The United Nations Visitors Center has been receiving call about the United Nations Conference on the Arms TradeTreaty.  They worked with the Office for Disarmament Affairs to provide some myths and facts about the treaty negotiations.  Their post with myths and facts is below. We have been receiving quite a number of angry phone calls… Read more »

UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty Underway

Representatives from the world’s countries have gathered in New York is for the UN Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty. The conference began on July 2 and continues through July 27. The negotiations of the Arms Trade Treaty are a part of the most important initiative ever created regarding conventional arms regulation within the United… Read more »

Big Tent – Day 2 – Peacemaking Conference

Here are some reports on the July 1 happenings at the Peacemaking Conference under the Big Tent: Be Awake – Matthew Dimick ponders the opening plenary by Serene Jones Big Tent Day 2 – Little Miss Undainty reflects on responding to gun violence, David LaMotte, and Making Peace with God’s Earth Pictures and posts on… Read more »

Prayers for a Saturday morning . . .

and other times . . . Pray for the people of . . . Yemen, Bahrain, Jordan, Libya and other countries who call for change . . . Uganda who are vote . . . Palestine and Israel who stand…

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

This policy statement of the 219th General Assembly (2010) encourages “the church at every level—from individual member to congregation, presbytery, synod, and national church—to become informed and active in preventing gun violence, to provide pastoral care for victims of gun…

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Presbyterian leaders respond to Arizona shootings

Encourage Presbyterians to join national moment of silence LOUISVILLE—Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) leaders issued a statement today in the wake of the Tucson, Ariz., shootings that left six people dead and 14 injured. Elder Cynthia Bolbach, Moderator of the 219th General…

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Mexico ‘country of contrast,’ says peacemaker

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) – News & Announcements – Mexico ‘country of contrast,’ says peacemaker. International Peacemaker “Brenda Celia Trinidad Espitia is a graduate of the Presbyterian Pan American School in Kingsville, Texas, and is an active member of Emanuel Presbyterian…

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Observe International Day of Peace

There are a number of ways to observe the International Day of Peace on September 21. One of them is the initiative A Million Minutes for Peace that invites us to pray for one minute at noon. Other ideas include…

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