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Guns, Violence, & Trauma

Before I became the Gun Violence Prevention Ministry Coordinator with the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, I volunteered as a restorative circle facilitator at an elementary school. This elementary school was located in an area with the highest level of childhood poverty

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Defeating Defeatism: The Activist’s Creed

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“AstroTurf protests don’t last the test of time. #gunsense is nonsense.” –Guy on Twitter So wrote a detractor on Thursday, in response to Unbound’s tweets about the March for Our Lives that is happening today all across the country. While people of all faith-stripes are praying and marching for change,

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Violence, Violence Everywhere

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I imagine you have seen it happen before. It happened to me recently, though not for the first time. I was on my way to the Goodwill to drop off some donated items. When I pulled up to a traffic light, I saw a man quickly get out of his


The New American Idol?

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Gun Violence and the PC(USA) Seventy-four. That’s how many school shootings have occurred since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December of 2012. That’s an epidemic. No, scratch that. That’s a crisis. A nation-wide crisis. In the year 2010, there were an estimated eighty-five deaths per day due

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MLK Litany on the Tragedy of Gun Violence

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Written for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day By the Rev. W. Mark Koenig, Director of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations   Banner Photo: Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, both victims of gun violence (U.S. Library of Congress)   We celebrate and give thanks

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God is Love: Statement on Gun Violence

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Special Statement for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday This statement was delivered by Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson at a press conference held in Washington, DC, on January 15, 2013. Religious leaders and Faith Against Gun Violence came together to press for tighter gun regulations to stop gun violence in

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Where is the Prince of Peace?

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Peace Discernment After Newtown By Chris Iosso   If young men are princes, then few seem to have the Prince of Peace as their model. Every now and then one of these young men commits actual murder, as has just happened in a Newtown, CT, elementary school. Violence, which is

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