By Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Washington Office | MCC.org
Published in February of 2014
SUMMARY: Despite the statistics being almost a decade old, this practical, informative 15-page preventative gun violence guide created by the Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Washington Office in 2010 features how to advocate for public policies to prevent gun violence, Christian views on violence and self-defense, and how to write to your government officials to lobby for change.
This guide would be an excellent starting point for a sermon series and/or small group discussion.
KEY QUOTE: “Because of our shared humanity, it is important to be honest about our own views concerning guns, and equally important to have the humility to listen to others’ views.”
More curated articles on guns/gun violence:
A collection of websites collecting gun violence statistics in the United States of America.
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