Gun Violence Prevention

In days to come...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; but they shall all sit under their own vines and under their own fig trees, and no one shall make them afraid (Micah 4:1, 3-4) 

No community is immune to the tragic consequences, death and trauma inflicted by gun violence. “Whether it happens in the towns of northeastern Nigeria, a suburb in the United States, the streets of Australia, or an office in France, gun violence has become an all-too-often frightening phenomenon. We need the reality of Micah’s vision more than ever.” (2016 Book of Resolutions #3428). 

A Call to Prayer and Action in Response to Gun Violence, from the Council of Bishops

Legislative Action Alert: Support Gun Violence Prevention Now

Gun Violence Prevention Team Chairperson

Susan Bender | 

There are many ways congregations can be involved in this vital peacemaking ministry. Check out the resources below: 
Gun Safety Information
Gun Violence Prevention Team Webinars
 Resources for Suicide Prevention:
Community Violence Interruption Programs:
District of Columbia: