Developing a Theological Response to Gun Violence
Our awareness of gun violence in the United States peaks after news of mass shootings, such as the tragedy at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, OR on Oct. 1 and another at Mother Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC this June. As significant as these events are, they don't even begin to account for the numbers of people impacted by gun violence. On average, 31 Americans are murdered with guns every day and 151 are treated for a gun assault in an emergency room.
How do we begin to construct a theological response to such a widespread issue?
Resources from Our Partners & Partnering Denominations
Report - Gun Violence, Gospel Values: Mobilizing in Response to God's Call (Presbyterian Church USA)
Curriculum - Gun Violence & Suicide (Presbyterian Church USA)
Bible Study - Kingdom Dreams, Violent Realities (United Methodist Church)
Resources - Bishops Against Gun Violence (Episcopal Church)
Resource Guide - Gun Violence Prevention (Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism)
Organization - Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence