Faith Community Takes Action on Gun Violence in Response to Newtown Shooting

The member communions of the National Council of Churches together with others from the faith community are conducting public witness on gun violence in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 children and 6 adults.

American Baptist Church letter to Congress
African Methodist Episcopal Statement
Churches Ring Bells
Church of the Brethren statement on violence and firearms
Church of the Brethren statement on children and violence
Disciples of Christ blog response
Episcopal Pledge
Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta petition
Greek Orthodox Childrens Choir Dedication 
Heeding God's Call

Jewish Community Call for Action
National Council of Churches Sabbath to End Gun Violence Toolkit
National Council of Churches Gun Violence resolution 
Presbyterian Church USA Resources on Gun Violence Prevention
United Methodist Church appeal
United Methodist Church General Board of Church and Society statement on gun prevention task force
Washington Theological Consortium resources on gun violence 
World Student Christian Federation Solidarity Statement 

Worship and Prayer Resources in Response to Newtown Shooting

The member communions of the National Council of Churches together with others from the faith community have put together worship and prayer resources and reflections in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Our prayers go out to all the Sandy Hook family, friends, and community including the first responders and clergy.

American Baptist Reflection
Alliance of Baptists Prayers with the People
Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ Words of Comfort, Words of Hope
Coptic Orthodox Church in North America
Episcopal Sermons
Evangelical Lutheran Church Christmas Message
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Prayers of Intercession for Newtown
Maine Council of Churches Reflection
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church
Massachusetts Council of Churches Resources
National Council of Churches Faith and Order Commission Reflection on Violence
National Council of Churches Hymns (provided by Carolyn Gillette)
National Council of Churches Reflection
North Carolina Council of Churches Lectionary on Gun Violence
Orthodox Message of Compassion
Presbyterian Church USA Sermon
Presbyterian Church USA Strategies for Talking to Children About Gun Violence
Prebyterian Outlook Reflection
Reformed Church in America Pastoral Resource
Ukranian Orthodox Pastoral Message
United Church of Christ Let Us Place Our Trust In God, Not Guns
United Church of Christ Reflection on Newtown
United Methodist Church Resources