The ELCA bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Violence is attached.

I commend also to you these statements by the NCC and WCC:

2010 NCC Resolution, “Ending Gun Violence: A Resolution and Call to Action by the National Council of Churches of Christ, USA”

http://www.ncccusa.org/NCCpolicies/endinggunviolence.pdf

World Council of Churches Decade to Overcome Violence

http://www.overcomingviolence.org/en/decade-to-overcome-violence/about-dov.html

COB Pastoral Letter on Violence 030413 f.pdf