Publications and periodicals
by Ruy O. Costa
This is the fourth of four papers developed by the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) and made available to the church for study, reflection and feedback on issues related to globalization and international trade and the church's advocacy on trade issues in the public arena. In this paper, Ruy Costa examines the impact of globalization upon various cultures.
A list of of former and recent policy statements.
The Book of Confessions, containing historical statements of what we as a church believe, is available in several forms.
You can download:
Libro de Confesiones en Español (2014 version coming soon)
The Book of Confessions in Korean(2014 version coming soon)
O Livro de Confissões in Portuguese (2014 version coming soon)
This resource is a reflection on many aspects of interfaith relations from the churches of the World Council of Churches.
This resource includes a number of ground rules and suggestions for productive discussion of Israeli-Palestinian issues, created by Jewish and Christian colleagues.
African-American Presbyterians – Living into the 21st Century
"Periscope 4" highlights the organizational entities that are important to the church’s rich and varied history and persons and programs devoutly dedicated to Jesus Christ and the work and witness of African-American Presbyterians.
The visioning and planning process in this booklet is intended to motivate and help church leaders get started in the process of developing a vision and plan for growth of their congregation, provide a few resource papers to increase the effectiveness of ministries in African-American churches/communities and encourage leaders to make a deeper commitment to spiritual growth. This booklet will also help the church to meet the challenge of reaching the unchurched and minister to many different racial and ethnic groups in the new millennium.
“Renewed Call to Presbyterian Mission in the World! A Dialogue for Our Shared Future” brought together leaders from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and Presbyterian groups engaged in mission around the world. Participants signed “An Invitation to Expanding Partnership in God’s Mission” at the conclusion of the Dallas consultation held Jan. 16-18.
The invitation includes a covenant to live and serve together and a commitment to work cooperatively. The participants also pledged to celebrate diverse Presbyterian approaches to mission, to share responsibility for education and preparation of all Presbyterians for mission, and to seek and support more mission ...
In the 35th year after its founding by Vartan H. Jinishian and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Jinishian Memorial Program (JMP) published a brief historical account of its own origins and the resulting humanitarian and spiritual work among Armenians as an ecumenical relief and development agency. “Serving the Least of These” by Sylvia Casberg Guinn-Ammons was published in 2001.
The African-American Presbyterian Directory, consisting of predominately African-American congregations includes:
- Index by synods, congregations and pastors
- African-American Clergy Women
- African-American Seminary staff persons
- African-American General Assembly staff persons African-American executives in governing bodies