The New Wineskins Association of Churches has raised significant questions about the faith and mission of the church that every Presbyterian should take seriously. NWAC has presented its case in A Time for Every Purpose Under Heaven: Report of the Strategy Team of the New Wineskins Association of Churches. Unfortunately, in advancing their case New Wineskins has presented the positions of the PCUSA inaccurately. As they consider the analysis of NWAC, all Presbyterians deserve to know the defined positions of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Las asambleas generales de la Iglesia Presbiteriana comenzaron a hablar sobre inmigración y temas concernientes a los/as refugiados/as cuando las secuelas de la Segunda Guerra Mundial y la división europea desplazaron a millones de personas. Esto llevó a que la Asamblea de la IP(EUA) en 1953 pidiera una revisión comprehensiva de las políticas de inmigración de la nación. En 1954 la Asamblea de la IP(EUA) convocó una legislación que proveyera para las necesidades de los/as trabajadores/as inmigrantes que habían vivido y trabajado en los Estados Unidos ...
PFJI is a network of Presbyterians interested in various immigration issues and how these issues impact their communities, churches and presbyteries. PFJI is committed to fostering discussion, sharing resources, promoting advocacy, and writing liturgy on various immigration topics. As large numbers of people enter the United States and participate in our communities and churches, members of PFJI hope to empower Presbyterians to share vision, best practices, resources, and a passionate concern for those coming to the United States to live and work.
All human life should be lived in accordance with the principles established by God for the life of people and of nations. This is a basic emphasis in my Presbyterian heritage of faith. I thank you for your service to my community and the nation as a whole. As a resident of your district, I want to ask you to help make this community and nation welcoming and safe for new immigrants by supporting Comprehensive Immigration Reform that includes:
*Opportunities for hard-working immigrants to regularize their status, pursue an option to become permanent residents;
*Reform in our family-based immigration system ...
"We pledge ourselves as followers of Christ to stand with our immigrant neighbors who have come to the United States from throughout the world. We recognize immigrants as human beings made in the image of God and we prayerfully commit ourselves to support laws that affirm their dignity, preserve their families, and acknowledge the value of their presence among us."
We, the undersigned, want to communicate directly to Congressmember ____________________, that we support comprehensive immigration reform at the federal level, which includes at least the following:
*A broad-based legalization of eligible undocumented of all nationalities,
*Reform of our family-based immigration system to ensure family reunification,
*Reform of our employment-based immigration system to more readily address our need for workers,
*Assurance of due process rights of immigrants, and
*Effective, efficient and humane border security.
Know Your Rights, written in Portuguese: This packet contains information about your rights during an encounter with any of the Immigration Service agencies of the Department of Homeland Security.
PERMANEÇA EM SILÊNCIO!
Isto é seu direito…
Se a Imigração prendê-lo(a):
Emphasizing the common good has clear implications for improving the economic security of older Americans. For example, Social Security is not a personal retirement plan but a social insurance program— a compact with other people, other generations, and the United States government. The essence of social insurance is community, that is, we are all in this together as God’s children. It also affirms the responsibility to make health insurance available to all Americans, not just to one’s own family.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has been among the strongest supporters of human rights law, an area of significant success in 20th Century Protestant Christian witness generally. One part of this has been our now 20-year history of preparing human rights updates for Christian education and public policy use. Previous General Assembly actions are noted in the background materials to this year’s resolution; copies can be found in the Advisory Committee’s Social Policy Compilation.
Along with the resolution and its study paper is printed a second action of the Assembly, a petition calling for a formal congressional ...
This report and its recommendations are in response to the following referral: 2004 Referral: Item 10-09. On Preparing a Policy Statement on Usury in the United States - From the Presbytery of Utah (Minutes, 2004, Part I, pp. 60, 798-99).
The 216th General Assembly (2004)'s referred Item 10-09, an overture from the Presbytery of Utah as amended (Minutes, 2004, Part I, pp. 60, 798-99), to the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy to investigate the question of usury in the United States and to prepare a resolution for the 217th General Assembly (2006) that would achieve the following:
1. More ...