Gun Violence Prevention Congregational Toolkit

Gun violence impacts most if not all of our communities.  Many of our worshiping communities are in or near neighborhoods of increasing violence.  Many Presbyterians know persons who have been victims of gun-related crime or violence.  The 219th General Assembly in 2010 approved the resolution “Gun Violence, Gospel Values:  Mobilizing in Response to God’s Call,” and that’s just what Presbyterians have been doing since then.  In the past 2 years a movement has been building to not only awaken our members and worshiping communities to the faith dimensions of this on-going tragedy, but also to assist them in initiatives to more effectively address the problem of gun violence.  If you’re wondering where to start, a downloadable “Congregational Toolkit” is now available to help congregations prevent gun violence.  Please contact the Peacemaking Program if you have any questions or seek assistance getting started. 

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  1. Our church has used the video and materials and shared them with other churches and groups in Salt Lake City. This is a great resource that addresses the many facets of the gun violence problem and encourages people of faith to speak out on this moral issue that claims so many innocent lives. Thank you for making this available!

    by Nancy Halden

    June 15, 2016

  2. We used your material in my Methodist Sunday School class and it lead to some great conversations. As a founding member of the Faith Coalition on Gun Violence I hope that your material (with updated facts) can be used in workshops our group wants to other interested churches. Jesus called us to "love one another" not to kill one another.

    by Kathy Handel

    March 31, 2015