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PC(USA) takes strong action for peace.

As divisions around issues of sexuality continue to dominate conversations in the wake of the 218th General Assembly of the PC(USA), our church has demonstrated remarkable unity in its collective call to peacemaking. In fact, on many issues there was such consensus among commissioners that little or no discussion was offered in plenary sessions. We want to highlight the many ways our denomination adopted policies that will strengthen its larger witness for peacemaking in our broken world.

Assembly approves new social creed, the first in a century

by Mike Ferguson
Presbyterian News Service

SAN JOSE, June 27, 2008 — By a 5-to-1 margin, the 218th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Friday approved “A Social Creed for the 21st Century,” exactly 100 years after the “Social Creed” of 1908 spoke to the harshness of industrial life at the turn of the last century.

Snyder describes the amount of U.S. gun violence as 'obscene'

by Mike Ferguson
Presbyterian News Service

SAN JOSE, June 23, 2008 — An overture to address the
tragedy of America’s gun violence will go before the
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly.

Analysis: Gun Violence and Social Creed

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Gun Violence Overtures

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  • Overture 09-05: Addressing the Tragedy of America’s Gun Violence

    National Capital Presbytery

2008 Peacemaking Colloquium: Gun Violence and Gospel Values

2008 Peacemaking Colloquium at Stony Point Center:
Gun Violence and Gospel Values

Stony Point, NY.
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Response to a reader, from Presbyterians Today

In the June, 2005, issue of Presbyterians Today, dealing with peacemaking, there was a side-bar about PPF. Our emphasis on handgun control was mentioned, and a reader responded with objections. Jim Atwood, a member of the PPF National Committee who is very active with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, made the following response.

Yes, the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship works along with The Presbyterian Church, USA, to restrict the use of handguns in the US. That has been our church's policy for decades.

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