Reflections on Violence in America
"Violence and, more particularly, violence to children and youth is a primary concern for United Methodists. We recognize and deplore violence which kills and injures children and youth. In the name of Christ, who came "and proclaimed peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near" (Ephesians 2:17) and challenged all his disciples to be peacemakers (Matthew 5:9), we call upon the church to affirm its faith through vigorous efforts to curb and eliminate gun violence." The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church 2008, 3426. Gun Violence.
Please prayerfully consider the recent tragic loss of innocent life due to gun violence and decide how as Christians we can respond.
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