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A Prayer for This Week: For an End to Terror

Holy One,

In a week when praying feels like the only thing we can do, words are hard to find. Yet somehow we pray, with words, with tears, with sighs too deep for words.

We pray for all people and places that have experienced the terror of violence this week as the aftershocks of fear and grief reverberate through bodies and buildings:

          For the 43 people in Beirut and the 129 in Paris who were killed by Daesh;

Hymn: 335,609 (“I Cried to God”)

I cried to God, “Three hundred thirty thousand!”
Five thousand more, six hundred more, and nine!”
In just ten years, a truth we can’t imagine:
All died from guns, one loved one at a time!

Webinar on Advocacy and Action to Enact Common Sense Gun Legislation

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Join Office of Public Witness Director, Reverend J Herbert Nelson at 3:00 PM EST on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 as he discusses gun violence, its underlying causes, and effective ways you can lift your voice to tell your elected officials that NOW is the time to enact common sense measures to reduce gun violence in the United States.

Weekend of Resistance in Ferguson, MO

Friday, October 10, 2014 to Monday, October 13, 2014

Anyone who would like to receive organizing information via the Faith in Ferguson listserv can send an email to faithinferguson@gmail.com and request to be added.

Exploring Gun Violence: A Reflection on the Connectional Church

Two days before the first anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, a group of Presbyterians gathered to talk about gun violence.They lit three candles, each representing ten thousand people killed by gun violence every year, and they read three obituaries, each remembering the life of one taken too soon. They prayed for the families of the victims, the perpetrators, and our shared brokenness.

Faithful Response to Ferguson

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship stands with those participating in non-violent acts for justice.

A Terrible Test of Faith

A sermon preached by the Rev. Roger Scott Powers
at Light Street Presbyterian Church in Baltimore
on Sunday, June 29, 2014.
Genesis 22:1-14

The story of Abraham and Isaac is one of the most dramatic stories in the Bible. And yet, in my fourteen years of parish ministry, I have never once preached on it. Come to think of it, I'm not sure I've ever heard anyone preach on it!

Gun Violence Prevention Talk

Monday, June 16, 2014

3:00 – 4 :00 pm     

Discussion at the PPF Booth 609/708 in COBO

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