Publications and periodicals

  • Actions of the 218th General Assembly (2008)

    From Office of the General Assembly

    The 218th General Assembly (2008) addressed some actions to various parts of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): governing bodies, synods, presbyteries, sessions, congregations, the whole church, and PC(USA) related seminaries and theological institutions.

    The following statements do not contain the entire action. Please refer to the Minutes of the General Assembly for an in-depth review of these actions, which will soon be posted to the following website (as a pdf file): Scroll down to the middle of the page where it says Minutes of the General Assembly. You can also click ...

  • Minutes 218th General Assembly 2008 Part I Journal

    From Office of the General Assembly

    The Minutes, Part I, Journal contains the proceedings of the annual meeting (before 2004) or biennial meeting (2004 and beyond) of the general assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The Journal contains the minutes of the meeting (section one) – but also contains in section two the assembly committee reports (with reports from all the agencies of the church, permanent and special committees, overtures to the assembly, and commissioners’ resolutions). Section three of the book contains supplemental material (i.e. roll of the assembly, standing rules, moderators and clerks, and members of entities elected by the assembly). Beginning with ...

  • On Building Peace in Iraq and To Repent and To Restore, To Rebuild, and To Reconcile

    From Office of the General Assembly

    These versions of the Iraq-related actions include all changes made by the General Assembly and are laid out for down-loading. Along with the primary action with recommendations, item 11-10,  On Building Peace in Iraq, there is the substantial background paper in 11-24, To Repent, To Restore, To Rebuild, and To Reconcile, which was "commended for study" and directed to be posted on the Office of the General Assembly site.  These statements, plus an appendix to the study paper, Costly Lessons of the Iraq War, are also posted on the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) website: ...

  • ACSWP Voting Rights

    From Office of the General Assembly

    This resolution contains both a Biblical and theological foundation and a set of recommendations for a more participatory and fair electoral process in the United States.  This resolution affirms the extension of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended, and 0pposes all measures that would disenfranchise voters on the basis of race or other condition.

  • Resolucion llamando a un programa exhaustivo de legalizacion para inmigrantes viviendo y trabajando en los Estados Unidos

    From Office of the General AssemblyImmigration

    Un comité de trabajo fue designado por el Comité Asesor sobre Políticas de Testimonio Social para escribir una resolución respondiendo a un referido de la 213ra. Asamblea General (2001) llamando a la «legalización total de inmigrantes en los Estados Unidos de América». Al comité de trabajo se le pidió traer un borrador a la reunión del comité en enero de 2004.


  • Plan de Cuidado Familiar

    From Office of the General AssemblyImmigration

    El Libro de Orden proclama que los grandes fines de la Iglesia son «la proclamación del evangelio para la salvación de la humanidad, el amparo, la educación y la confraternidad espiritual de las criaturas de Dios, el mantenimiento de la adoración divina, la preservación de la verdad, la promoción de la justicia social, y la manifestación del Reino de los Cielos al mundo.»

    En muchas de nuestras iglesias a lo largo de la IP(EUA), hay miembros, hijos/as de Dios, que viven todo el tiempo con mucha incertidumbre causada por su estado ...

  • Family Care Plan

    From Office of the General AssemblyImmigration

    The Book of Order proclaims that great ends of the church are “the proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of humankind; the shelter, nurture, and the spiritual fellowship of the children of God; the  maintenance of divine worship; the preservation of the truth; the promotion of social righteousness; and the exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world.”

    In many of our churches throughout the PCUSA, there are members, children of God, who live with great uncertainty everyday because of their immigration status in this country. These members need shelter, nurture and spiritual fellowship in special ways because ...

  • Wineskins Letter

    From Office of the General AssemblyOffice of Governing Body Relations

    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).

  • Politica Presbiteriana Sobre Inmigracion

    From Office of the General AssemblyImmigration

    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 ...

  • Office of Immigration Issues

    From Office of the General AssemblyImmigration

    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.

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