Latest on Gun Violence Prevention

Jim Atwood Selected as 2014 Peaceseeker

The Rev. James E. Atwood has been unanimously selected by the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship National Committee to receive the 2014 Peaceseeker Award. The award will be presented at the Peace Breakfast at the Detroit General Assembly in June, 2014.

Gun Violence: A Faithful Response

Thursday, October 24, 2013 to Friday, October 25, 2013

A Conversation about the Church’s Responsibility

At the Stony Point Center: 17 Cricketown Rd, Stony Point, NY

Overall Goals:

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

A Wake-Up Call: Federal Guidelines Released on Confronting Church Shooters

For the first time, the federal government has issued written guidelines for houses of worship that are confronted with a homicidal gunman. It is ridiculous that we are even made to thank about such a thing in a church, but let's not forget that once the faith community is aware and appalled that a mass shooting could happen to any church or faith community, and our government has even warned us about it, we can build on that momentum to bring some sense to an insane situation in the shooting callery called America.

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? 

Gun Violence Prevention Case Study: Elizabeth Presbytery

The Peacemaking Committee of Elizabeth Presbytery in central New Jersey had dwindled to about two members. Well, exactly two members. Then Newtown, CT happened.

Presbytery-wide Forum on Gun Violence

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Flyer for June 2013 Gun Violence EventMovement-Building and Action Planning for New Jersey Presbyterians

Join our director Rick Ufford-Chase along with Rev. J Herbert Nelson from the Office of Public Witness of the PCUSA as the Presbytery of Elizabeth plans action steps and movement building to prevent and end gun violence.