Latest on Gun Violence Prevention

Conversations at the PPF Booth

Booth # 501/503

in the Exhibit Hall at the General Assembly


“How to Speak about Gun Violence in the Church"

Rev. James Atwood
PPF National Committee Member and author of America and Its Guns: A Theological Exposé
MONDAY, JULY 2 – 2:00 to 3:00 PM

Battleground America: One Nation, Under The Gun.

by Jill Lepore
from the New Yorker

Peace Church Beta: What if we left Just War theory behind?

As the Pres­by­ter­ian Church (U.S.A.) begins a process of dis­cern­ment on whether to embrace non­vi­o­lence offi­cially, the Pres­by­ter­ian Peace Fel­low­ship con­venes peace­mak­ers from across the church.

by Matthew Black
from Unbound

We Pres­by­te­ri­ans know all about mir­a­cles— they hap­pen in committees.

Praying for and with the Chardon High School Community

Our hearts and prayers go out to the Chardon High School community as they prepare for the funerals of three students who were tragically shot last week in their school cafeteria.

We pray for peace the five young victims of this sorrowful event.

We give thanks that two of the victims are on the road to recovery.

We pray for loving and supportive communities to will help carry and comfort mourning families and friends through their sadness and anger.

We pray for courage and hope for the students as they return to school—a sadly different school than the one they left last week.

We pray that God’s love fill our world, that one day we might live in a world without violence.

Registration for the Convocation of Peacemakers is Open!

Online Registration is now open for this year's Convocation of Peacemakers, April 26-29, 2012.

This year's event promises to be the best convocation yet. The event is a day longer than last year, giving us much-needed time to explore our work more deeply and organize our efforts.

Religious Communities to Challenge Gun Trafficking that Afflicts Mexico

Religious communities and leaders are working with border activists and organizers working to reduce gun violence to create a campaign to impede the illegal flow of assault weapons into northern Mexico. Since 2006, Mexico has suffered more than 50,000 murders associated with the drug war, most carried out with firearms.

The Virginia Tech Shooting and the Gun Violence of Our Nation

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship holds the VA Tech Community in our prayers as gun violence has again wreaked havoc on their campus as another gunman shot and killed a university policeman, then killed himself. We grieve any instance of gun violence that too often plagues our local communities and give thanks to God that preventative measures that were instilled after the 2007 massacre have held strong.

Convocation of Peacemakers


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