Every day children, people struggling with mental health, or those in conflict with one another are injured or killed because unwanted guns were available. We have safer communities when weapons are not within reach.
But gun manufacturers are holding the keys. In order to make money they have made guns essential and bought out our legislators. We have more guns than people in our country.
We can make our communities safer and begin to heal from the suffering gun violence has had on our communities, by holding ritual space, and chopping up unwanted guns, one by one by one.
Action circles prepare people and congregations to host their first Guns to Gardens event.
Registration open for Spring 2024 cohorts
The action circles will meet for 5 weeks and will start on Thursday, April 4 and end on May 2, 2024.
There is a daytime cohort and an evening cohort, please register for one. Each will meet for 1 hour.
Daytime will meet 12:00pm ET / 11:00am CT / 10:00am MT / 9:00am PT
Evening will meet 7:30pm ET / 6:30pm CT / 5:30pm MT / 4:30pm PT
Each cohort has 25 spots.
Find a Guns to Gardens public event near you! Click on the marker to see the date and details. Green markers indicate an upcoming event.
“…and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”Isaiah 2:4
Your Congregation Can Prevent Gun Violence
And we can help. PPF’s Congregational Toolkit for Gun Violence Prevention is a wealth of resources for conversation, study, and organizing.
Gun Safety & Safe Storage Cards
These Gun Safety Cards provide simple steps we can take to keep ourselves and our families safe in a world where guns are present in many homes and public places. They can be easily distributed at events, in church or to friends and family.
Share Guns to Gardens with your Congregation
Download the free PDF Guns to Gardens brochure and start talking with your community about how to turn guns into garden tools.
Respond to Gun Violence Events with our Emergency Response Kit
Download the free PDF with suggestions for prayers, hymns, scripture and other worship ideas, as well as action suggestions and a sample vigil.
Wear Guns to Gardens Shirts
Buy T-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies in grey, blue, or orange with the Guns to Gardens logo and support the cause while out in your community.