Gun Violence Prevention

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.

Guns to Gardens Action Circles 

Action circles prepare people and congregations to host their first Guns to Gardens event.

Our team will walk you through how to invite your congregation into this ministry, how to properly dismantle a gun, how to promote your event, and how to offer pastoral care to those who bring guns to be dismantled. 

            Registration open for Summer (I) 2023 cohorts

The action circles will meet for 5 weeks and will start on Thursday, June 22 and end on July 20. 

There is a daytime cohort and an evening cohort, please register for one. Each will meet for 1 hour. 

Daytime will meet 11:00a ET / 10:00a CT / 9:00a MT / 8:00a PT

Evening will meet 7:30p ET / 6:30p CT / 5:30p MT / 4:30p PT 

Each cohort has 25 spots. 

Summer (II) 2023 cohorts will meet July 27 – Aug 24 at 12:30 ET and 7:30 pm ET if you want to save the dates! Registration for those two cohorts will open soon.

“…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. Updated in 2021!

Get the Digital Toolkit

Pre-Order Printed Copies ($12) of the UPDATED Gun Violence Prevention Congregational Toolkit, 3rd Edition, the print version is being updated for publication later in 2023.

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.

Download the brochure