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In Spirit and Truth is the blog of the General Assembly Committee on Representation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It will feature content written by the sixteen members of the committee, who are teaching and ruling elders from across the country, and our staff person in the Office of the General Assembly, as well as links and articles of particular interest.  These blog entries are intended to prompt reflection and dialogue on aspects of expanding representation and supporting full participation in the PCUSA, especially at the assembly level.  The ministries of advising, consulting, advocating, reviewing and recommending are vital to the life of the whole Body of Christ.  Committees on Representation and/or their functions exists at all councils above session so from time to time we may highlight activities and insights from our sister committees on representation at smaller councils throughout the church.  From time to time, guest contributors will provide content.  Any views or opinions presented in this blog are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Presbyterian Church USA or the General Assembly Committee on Representation.
 
Author/Facilitator Molly Casteel is an Assistant Stated Clerk and the Coordinator for Representation and Inclusiveness Services.  She is a teaching elder (a.k.a. Minister of Word and Sacrament) in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary.

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December 12, 2013

Children's Literature: Appreciating an Inclusive World Through Selections from My Bookshelves

The General Assembly Committee on Representation at its bi-annual meeting in late October held discussions, participated in training and wrestled with issues of Cultural Proficiency in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Personally, my participation in such training began in about 1980 when I worked to train churchlogo for the 2013 Synod COR Training Event.  Yellow field with gradient toward the center, flying geese quilt pattern forming a cross in center with Red script text above, "There's Power in the Patchwork" and a purple strip at the bottom of the square with the text, "Unity in Diversity" in yellow. based child care programs, their leaders and staff, about Cultural Diversity, Cultural Proficiency and Cultural Competency. Most programs then and church bodies today have much to learn from these elements.  The Synod GACOR Representatives and others attending the training in Chicago this past October, struggle with basic questions of what is diversity ...

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