Each Other's Keeper: The Church's Response to Violence

September 08, 2020
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At a time when our communities and our nation are struggling with heightened violence, the Diocese of Missouri is offering a new curriculum for congregational adult education and formation.

Each Other's Keeper: The Church's Response to Violence is now available FREE to all. It was written by the Rev. Marc D. Smith, Ph.D., the Bishop's Deputy for Gun Violence Prevention and Priest Associate at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion in University City.

The curriculum contains six chapters, each containing a study guide, bible passages, prayers, video or audio commentary, and resources for further study. 

  • Violence in Scripture
  • Violence in American Popular Culture
  • Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis
  • Bullying and Suicide
  • Domestic Abuse and Sexualized Violence
  • Forgiveness and Reconciliation

Each chapter can be used on its own, or as part of the series. More chapters will be added each year. 

“My hopeful prayer is that these materials will stimulate reflection, thoughtful conversation, and, most importantly, action within your own community of faith,” writes Smith in the preface of his curriculum.

Visit our special website:  EachOthersKeeper.org  to view and download the curriculum.


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Need more information? Contact communications@diocesemo.org