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Responding to Violence

On any given day, United Methodists respond to tragedy by offering prayers and support. We recognize that sometimes it can seem the world is full of evil and it can be a challenge to keep the faith.

Below you will find resources for helping people cope with violent events; information on how we, the church, are working to respond with peace in a world of violence; and stories about how individuals as well as ministries can make a positive difference even in the most difficult of times.

O God, help us so that we are not desensitized to violence and stir something within us that empowers us into action. Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash
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Responding to Violence

God, show us how to do more: A prayer in response to violence

In response to the shooting rampage that occurred at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, a United Methodist church leader offers this prayer.

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Photo by Kathleen Barry, illustration by Cindy Caldwell; United Methodist Communications.
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Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence

The United Methodist Book of Resolutions calls us to work for what we pray for: a world free from mass killings.

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