New resource promotes justice in a culture of gun violence

By agency reporter
May 30, 2019

The  Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has released A 60-Day Journey Toward Justice in a Culture of Gun Violence, a collection of daily observances that call people to face the painful truth of gun violence and work for its prevention.

The 60 days of prayer, scripture, and stories begin June 16. "With this 60-day resource we journey together through daily observances that call us to face the painful truth of gun violence and work for its prevention as people of God who strive for justice and peace in all the world,” reads an introduction to the guide. “This resource may be used for individual reflection, group Bible study, adult education sessions or congregational daily devotions.”

The journey is accompanied by a guide and appendix noting key documents and actions. The guide illustrates how the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has addressed and continues to address gun violence as a public church in society.

* The daily observances of A 60-Day Journey Toward Justice in a Culture of Gun Violence can be read  here

* The World Council of Churches promotes Christian unity in faith, witness and service for a just and peaceful world. An ecumenical fellowship of churches founded in 1948, by the end of 2012 the WCC had 345 member churches representing more than 500 million Christians from Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican and other traditions in over 110 countries. The WCC works cooperatively with the Roman Catholic Church.

* World Council of Churches http://www.oikoumene.org/en

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