Peace and Justice Committee Oct 11, 2022

Peace and Justice Committee


EveryStatPDF on Missouri gun violence and its’ costs.
Violence Policy CenterPDF on Black Homicide Victims.
Be SMART for KidsGun Safety to help prevent unintentional shootings and teen suicide.

The Toolkit
Social Media Graphics 
Printable Handouts (the English versions)
SMART Individual Graphics 
KC Mothers in ChargeCommunity outreach and emotional support to survivors of violence.
Aim4PeaceEvidence-based public health approach to cure violence in Kansas City.
Kansas City Call NewspaperBlack-owned and operated media.
KC DefenderBlack-owned and operated media.
KC Common GoodKC Common Good unites the community to address the root causes of violence and instill hope, ensuring a successful future for every person in the greater Kansas City region.

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Peace and Justice articles

You can read about the work of the Peace & Justice committee in New Spirit.

  • Tara Bennett, chair of the Peace and Justice Committee, discusses how Church of the Redeemer is putting its prayers into action through gun safety in our community. The post Church of the Redeemer Addresses Gun Violence Through Prayer and Action appeared first on New Spirit.
  • On Saturday, October 14, at 11 a.m., St. Andrew’s is hosting a Be SMART presentation in the Community Room at HJ’s Youth and Community Center. This 20-minute presentation will offer knowledge on how individuals can take steps to help prevent shootings by and of children. The post St. Andrew’s Will Be Hosting a Be SMART Presentation appeared first on New Spirit.
  • Two-minute read. The weekend of June 3-4, 2023, churches across The Diocese of West Missouri are invited to participate in “Wear Orange Day” in honor of victims and survivors of gun violence across our country. The post Wear orange for gun violence awareness appeared first on New Spirit.
  • Two-minute read. Updated. The Peace and Justice Committee is urging members of The Diocese of West Missouri to contact the Missouri Senate to ask them to oppose House Bill 282, which removes current restrictions on the concealed carry of firearms in churches. The post Call to action against guns in churches appeared first on New Spirit.
  • Six-minute read. We need urgent action TODAY urging the Emerging Issues Committee of the Missouri House of Representatives to vote 'DO NOT PASS' on HB 485, which will force churches to allow concealed carry in church buildings unless signage is posted at every entrance banning guns. The post Call to Action – Guns in Churches Vote in Missouri House appeared first on New Spirit.

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