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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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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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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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No More Silence: A Call for Remembrance and Resolve—December 14, Harrisburg

From Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (https://www.facebook.com/MomsDemandActionPA): On Saturday, December 14, the one-year anniversary of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, join Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and members of our community to honor and … Continue reading

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National Call-In for Gun Violence Prevention—December 13

From Friends Committee on National Legislation (http://www.fcnl.org): It has been almost a year since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. While the shock of murdered 6- and 7-year-olds in Newtown motivated some states to act by passing legislation to … Continue reading

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Gun Violence Prevention & Children’s Sabbath Service—October 20, Washington, DC and Live Stream

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): The Children’s Defense Fund and Washington National Cathedral invite you to join us on Sunday, October 20th for a forum on ending the gun violence epidemic at 10:10 a.m., followed by a Children’s Sabbath … Continue reading

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Gun Safety in a Free Society—October 6, Pittsburgh

An Allegheny County Conversation October 6, 2013, 1-5pm, Oakland There are 90 guns per 100 Americans, more gun accidents than deaths, more gun suicides than homicides. Please register for small group moderated discussions, and help find a solution.  Organized by … Continue reading

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Jesus Weeps: Resisting Violence, Building Peace; Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice—March 21-24, Washington, DC

Washington, D.C. – Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD) announced today the theme for its 12th annual national gathering in Washington, D.C. on March 21-24, 2014.  On the heels of the 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington and as military confrontation continues … Continue reading

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Heeding God’s Call September Peace Day Activities

From Heeding God’s Call (http://www.heedinggodscall.org): In support of the annual Peace Day Philly (http://www.peacedayphilly.org/about/) events this year, Heeding God’s Call  Philadelphia is sponsoring and co-sponsoring a number of diverse events on and around Peace Day to help us build the … Continue reading

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