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What's NEXT? - This is a crucial moment for people of faith to take action to prevent gun violence

The NEXT Church Conference in Baltimore was three days full of creative worship, inspiring ministries, and faithful people who want to see the Church thrive and grow into who we are called to be in the 21st Century.

Members of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Activist Council were there leading workshops, learning, meeting other engaged Presbyterians, and talking about how PPF is actively living out the Church’s call to be hopeful and creative peacemakers in an often-violent world.

Offering of Letters: Worship Service for Gun Violence Prevention

For congregations already committed to preventing gun violence, use the worship outline below. You could invite members of the Presbytery and other local churches to join you for the service. After the service, invite those who are interested in learning more or committing to action to meet immediately following the service or a week later at a predetermined location.

Presbyterian Churches Lead Gun Violence Awareness Actions

Thursday, December 14, 2017 is Gun Violence Awareness Day. It is also the fifth anniversary of the shooting deaths of 20 first graders and six school staff at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.

What Will It Take for Change?

How many more deaths?  How many people must be killed in senseless acts of violence before our government takes action?  How many must more candlelight vigils be held?

How much more “Breaking News” incidents must be endured?  When will the United States awake from the seemingly endless situation of terror, hatred, death, and endless declarations of thoughts and prayers without action?

Gun Violence Awareness Day

Thursday, December 14, 2017
December 14, 2017 is also the 5th anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, CT. Large and small-scale shootings have taken place every single day in our nation these 5 years. And yet, while hundreds of thousands of American men, women and children have been killed, injured and traumatized by gun violence, our legislators have done virtually nothing to make us safer, and gun violence remains "taboo" in public discourse.  This must change.
 

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