Our Views on Gun Violence

In the face of violence, God’s resolve for peace in human communities is unshakable. Deliberate acts to harm or kill innocent people violate God’s intention for human community. God’s commandment is “You shall not murder” (Ex. 20:13). In proclaiming God’s law, we declare that all people are accountable before God and the community to honor and respect the life God has given.

To help you explore these views further and put them into action, we have compiled several resources for you to utilize below.


  1. NC Council of Churches: Sane Gun Laws That Work
  2. A 60-Day Journey Toward Justice in a Culture of Gun Violence 
  3. Confronting a Culture of Violence in the U.S. 
  4. Community Violence – Gun Control
  5. North Carolinians Against Gun Violence (NCGV)