Gun Violence Resources

shoes outside capitol

Students left 7,000 pairs of shoes outside the Capitol in March to remember the 7,000 children who have died after being shot since December of 2013.

As members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and people of good conscience, we believe God desires health and wholeness for all God's children — not cycles of despair, poverty and violence. We believe we have the responsibility to reduce injustice in our midst. We believe we are called by God and grounded in Christian faith to facilitate social change.

In hopes of generating effective change we believe we need to be informed and educated on gun violence and its impact on our society as well as the work of the PC(USA) in this area for the past 30 years. The list of resources here help us to study and discern what God may be calling us to do as individuals and as a church to this end.

 

PC(USA) gun violence toolkit

PC(USA)Here are some excerpts from PC(USA)'s Gun Violence Prevention Congregational Toolkit. Download pdf.

Ask Mister Rogers

Fred RogersThe late Fred Rogers, a Presbyterian minister, had a knack for talking with children about complicated issues. Here he offers some insight in how to respond to tragic events.

Sid's blog

Sid's blogSenior Pastor Emeritus Sid Batts blogged about faitihful responses to gun violence in response to the Parkland High shootings in Florida. Read the blog here.

17 Ways

Parents in Boone created this list of 17 ways for parents and children to honor the students and teachers of Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland where 17 people were shot to death on Feb. 14, 2018.