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Guns2Gardens: Become a disarming congregation(9/14/2021)-Holding space for grief and trauma is why we are asking churches to become disarming congregations. We want to end gun violence and to do so involves more than just taking guns out of homes. Churches can be agents of transformation for not just the gun as it is disarmed and turned into a garden tool, but also for people.
Leaving with more questions(9/14/2021)-When people have experienced violence or committed acts of violence, what is justice? We have heard it several times, "without justice, we can't have peace."
Violence in Afghanistan not inevitable(8/31/2021)-The crisis in Afghanistan right now as the United States pulls out after two decades of war is only inevitable (as President Biden has said it is) if we think war is inevitable. The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship condemns military action by any party to a conflict, holding it to be usually counter-productive and always contrary to the Christian gospel.
Afghanistan and the Futility of War(8/27/2021)-By Rev. Ben Daniel, Pastor of Montclair Presbyterian Church, a PC(USA) Peace Church One way or another, any American Christian who professes an affinity for pacifism eventually must answer a difficult question: “what about crimes against humanity and other tragic atrocities? Should not the United States’ military be deployed to prevent the unmitigated evil humans … Read More
Committed to Peace(8/25/2021)-Think about what it’s like to have spent most, if not all, of your life from the time you were 15-18 years old camping, with no modern comforts, training and fighting with a group of people who become like family.
The spirituality of disarming(8/9/2021)-I witnessed how a disarming event–how literally dismantling weapons of violence–transformed not just weapons, but all of us who were there, too. On June 13 I drove to Boulder, Colorado, to gather in the parking lot of Community United Church of Christ just blocks away from the King Soopers where a gunman took the lives … Read More