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Study Guide in Six Sessions for "America and Its Guns"

Written by Jan Orr-Harter, this PPF study guide outlines how to approach Jim Atwood's 2012 book American and Its Guns: A Theological Exposé.

Guide to Creating an “Offering of Letters” Service

It can be difficult to introduce an issue of social concern in any one congregation, but in any given presbytery or community, there are people who support sensible gun reform. What if these people got together for worship, education, and an offering of their time and voices? 

Sermon: The Culture of Violence and the Beloved Community

This sermon was delivered on January 20, 2013 to a community-wide, interfaith and interracial gathering to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther, King, Jr., in Highstown, NJ.  The preacher was Tom F. Driver, The Paul J. Tillich Professor of Theology and Culture Emeritus, Union Theological Seminary in New York.

The Sunday after Sandy Hook - Sermons and Worship Resources

In the wake of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, CT, we offer some of the sermons and worship materials composed and used by PPF members.

One Congregation's Process of Studying Gun Violence

Stony Point Presbyterian Church recently completed a year of studying the controversial topic of gun violence. This document contains reflections on their process, their conclusions, and the story of the remarkable way this often-divisive issue has brought their congregation closer together.

The Hidden Life of Guns

A powerful three-day spread beginning a series on straw purchasing and all of the economic and political interests that fuel this immoral death-dealing practice. It is some of the most brilliant and courageous investigative reporting since Woodward & Bernstein. There are several articles and videos and interactive information sites on how guns move from gun stores into the illegal market, oftentimes very quickly, in Maryland and Virginia.

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

The complete final text approved unanimously by the 219th General Assembly, 2010: (pdf)


Also available: working version & vote details from GA: