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.