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Enhancing Security

An essay by PPF National Committee member Parrish Jones.

Unintentional Immigrants

An essay by PPF National Committee member Parrish Jones.

Presbyterian Voices for Justice Network News 2013

The first 11 pages of this newsletter offer helpful background information and recommended reading and viewing on Detroit. It is an excellent resource for anyone planning on attending the General Assembly in June 2014.

 

Malala Yousafzai on the Daily Show

The 16-year-old Pakistani activist for girls' education spoke with Jon Stewart on October 8, 2013.


Sermon: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

A sermon preached by the Rev. Roger Scott Powers at Light Street Presbyterian Church in Baltimore on Sunday, September 8, 2013.

Jeremiah 18:1-11

Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18

Today’s scripture readings offer two metaphors for God as our Creator.  The passage from Psalm 139 speaks of God as a knitter.  And the passage from Jeremiah speaks of God as a potter.

Sermon: The Difference a Gun Can Make

 
The Real Difference in the Trayvon Martin Case:
A Gun Changed Everything
by the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II

Living History -- Rick Ufford-Chase and Bruce Reyes-Chow

13-minute video via Presbyterian Historical Society. Published April 3, 2013.

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.

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