Category Archives: Violence

Urge Your State Representative to Support Stronger Human Trafficking Legislation

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org): In December, the Pennsylvania State Senate was asked to strengthen human trafficking legislation and the bill, SB 75, passed unanimously! Human trafficking, a modern-day form of slavery, forces an estimated 27 million people worldwide – including … Continue reading

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Please Call TODAY to Stop Dangerous Firearms Legislation in PA

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): EMERGENCY: Please call today! Find your representative’s name and contact information at http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/#address. Please call the chairs of the Judiciary Committee as well: Chairman Marsico (717) 783-2014 Chairman Caltagirone (717) 787-3525 There has been a MAJOR development … Continue reading

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Screening: “Quest: PJ’s Story” (Gun Violence)—March 15, Philadelphia

From Heeding God’s Call (http://www.heedinggodscall.org): The forming Circle of Hope Gun Violence Prevention Compassion Team invites you to a film screening of the short film “Quest: PJ’s Story” by Jon Olshefski. It tells the tale of a young girl who … Continue reading

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Educational Program on Reasonable Gun Legislation—April 3, Lancaster

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): April 3, 6:30-8:30 PM Jointly Sponsored by LIPW and CeaseFirePa Trinity Lutheran Church, Fondersmith Auditorium; 31 South Duke Street, Lancaster PA An educational program focused on the existing laws regulating firearms in PA, presented by Shira Goodman, … Continue reading

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Urge Your State Representative to Sign on to Background Check Legislation

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): Would you sell a gun to someone who was not allowed to have one because of their criminal history or serious mental health problems? How about someone with an active protection from abuse order against them? Of … Continue reading

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Taking Aim at Gun Violence: The Myth and Meaning of the Second Amendment—March 6, Philadelphia

Please join us on March 6, 2014, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., at the National Constitution Center for an in-depth discussion of current Second Amendment law and other developments in the fight to reduce gun violence in our community. This complimentary … Continue reading

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National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend—March 13-17, National

February 17, 2014 – WASHINGTON – Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice (EAD) is pleased to inform you that on March 13-16, faith communities across the country will participate in the National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend. EAD … Continue reading

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PA Closer to Protecting Crime Victims from Nuisance Laws

From Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania (http://www.housingalliancepa.org/): January 17, 2014 From the PA Independent By Andrew Staub The state House has approved legislation barring municipalities from penalizing residents or landlords for calling police to their properties. Lawmakers want to avoid the … Continue reading

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Join Lifelines to Healing—Hope and Healing in the Midst of Rampant Gun Violence—and Live Free Sabbath—January 17-19

From the PICO National Network (http://www.piconetwork.org): The numbers may seem insurmountable: In 2013, there were nearly 12,000* deaths due to gun violence. We have witnessed more than 25 school shootings since Newtown. Yet, as people of faith, we know that … Continue reading

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Support Background Checks Legislation for Pennsylvania

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): This past weekend, Pennsylvanians across the Commonwealth (just like Americans everywhere) gathered to observe the one-year mark of the Sandy Hook Tragedy.  On the eve of that solemn anniversary, we were horrified to learn of yet another … Continue reading

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