The plenary Zoom meeting on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 has been postponed. The new meeting date is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, May 5 at 7pm. Please check back soon for confirmation!
This meeting is open to all in the Presbytery of Philadelphia. Please email Bryan Miller at [email protected] or call (856) 371-3038 to join the plenary Zoom meeting and learn more about Heeding God’s Calls’ impactful initiatives.
A Letter from the Executive Director of Heeding God’s Call, Bryan Miller, to the Presbytery:
“I greet you in Christ’s name,
As you know, Philadelphia is suffering from an unprecedented and traumatic rise in gun violence, which may be related to the ongoing COVID pandemic. By the end of 2020, total homicides, of which gun murders are by far the largest component (almost 90% last year), reached 447, up 132 from 2019. These staggering numbers do little to convey the devastation visited upon families and neighborhoods by this gun violence epidemic. The majority of these families live in the very communities of color that the Presbytery of Philadelphia sought to support in its 300th Anniversary by committing ourselves to issues of Restorative Justice, Peace and Reconciliation. As Presbyterians support the Black Lives Matter movement, speaking out and taking action against gun violence is another step in promoting racial equity…[read more here]
Date(s) - May 5, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm