Latest on Gun Violence Prevention

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.

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.

Action Alert: A Call to Reduce Gun Violence

Please sign this petition from the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness.

God is Love: A Statement on Gun Violence in the United States

This statement was given by Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson at a press conference held in Washington, DC, on January 15, 2013. Religious leaders and Faith Against Gun Violence came together to press for tighter gun regulations to stop gun violence in the United States.

Taking Action after Newtown

In the somber days following the Newtown, CT gun horror, we all feel the need for grief and expressions of love and support. Even while the pain is fresh upon us, we have gathered together for you some of the best action opportunities that are available to take now and early in the New Year.