El 223° Comité sobre la Coordinación de la Misión de la Asamblea General votó unánimemente la noche del lunes para recomendar la confirmación de la Reverenda Diane Moffett como presidenta y directora ejecutiva de la Agencia Presbiteriana de Misión (PMA).
Más de 100 presbiterianos abandonaron las actividades del comité en la 223ª Asamblea General esta semana para unirse al tema de la inmigración. Los oradores, incluyendo al Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson II, secretario permanente de la Asamblea General, la co-moderadora Cynthia Kohlmann y otras personas hablaron sobre la necesidad de un cambio en la política de los Estados Unidos hacia los inmigrantes que ingresan al país.
To divest or not to divest from the fossil fuel industry? The answer to that question was one of the highly anticipated decisions of the 223rd General Assembly.
On Friday afternoon, after four hours of discussion, the Assembly answered with a “no.”
The 223rd General Assembly on Thursday paid tribute to two former GA moderators who have died since the last Assembly.
The Assembly remembered the Rev. Ben Weir, moderator of the 198th General Assembly (1986), who died Oct. 9, 2016, and the Rev. Jack Rogers, moderator of the 213th General Assembly (2001), who died July 13, 2016.
Kassab came to St. Louis in mid-June as an ecumenical guest, speaker and preacher at the 223rd General Assembly (2018) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She expressed appreciation for an Assembly that is “willing to move” as well as speak, especially in a public march supporting bail reform and rallies at the Assembly protesting U.S. immigration policy.
“Actual movement — being willing to move — gives life to an organization,” says Kassab.
The Rev. Don Meeks, pastor of Greenwich Presbyterian Church in Nokesville, Va., preached on “a modest attempt at cultivating unity in the church.” He referred to the 2014 assembly gathering in Detroit and the church’s decision to allow ministers and sessions to fully participate in same-gender marriages.
Bernard “Ben” Nti and the Holy Spirit seem to have an understanding. It’s not a private understanding, but one that many Presbyterians sense. But we cannot figure where in the docket to place the Spirit so it can blow down the walls that divide.
“The days of Acts are playing out in our time in a different way,” said the candidate for ministry who attended Face to Face sessions at the 223rd General Assembly (2018) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
As an observer of the 223rd General Assembly (2018) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Higman, a first-year student from the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, knew that her role was limited. But as the committee she had been following was wrapping up its report, she was invited to add her signature attesting to the report’s readiness to be presented to the Assembly.
Higman’s experience was just one of the ways seminarians from across the denomination experienced the church’s work firsthand through the for-credit course “Presbyterianism: Principles and Practices.”
Drawing on the biblical parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast, Barbee-Watkins opened with her text, Luke 13: 18-21: “He (Jesus) said, therefore, ‘What is the kingdom of God like? And to what should I compare it? It is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in the garden; it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.’ And, again he said, “To what should I compare the kingdom of God? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.”
A resolution seeking peace on the Korean Peninsula was among items approved Thursday by the 223rd General Assembly. The resolution designates September 2018 as “Korean mission month” and calls Presbyterians to “pray for peace in the Korean Peninsula and for victims of division and conflict on both sides of the Korean Peninsula.”