Publications and periodicals
"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."
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):
- Não responda `a nenhuma pergunta.
- Não dê nenhuma informação sobre o local aonde você nasceu ou de como entrou nos EUA.
- Não mostre nenhum documento, a não ser a carta do advogado. Acima de tudo, não mostre nenhum documento falso!
- Não assine nada, especialmente a “Ordem de Partida Volunt ...
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 ...
It is the responsibility of the Christian church to be a critical participant in every political and economic system. We are not cheerleaders of any status quo, nor are we believers that every social change is good. We do not believe in globalization; we support a particular kind of globalization that reflects justice, community, and sustainability for all creation. This is the vision, rooted in Christian faith, that we urge members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to advocate in every social, economic, and political arena.
Almost everyone now is familiar with the power of the world market system ...
The General Assembly is invited to begin where its advisory committee began, by affirming that the church include children, youth, and adults with disabilities, while acknowledging that not every Christian community recognizes its potential for ministry. Hence, a task force of volunteers was asked to develop policy and recommendations for the church to work for justice with persons who have disabilities, both within the church itself and the wider social order. A consultation with informed Presbyterians drawn from the synods enriched the work. This policy of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) confirms that the church—the Body of Christ ...
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 ...
Africa, the birthplace of humanity, is largely unknown to most Americans. We will take a brief historical look at four cities—north, south, east, and west—in Africa, along with a bit of church history as it relates to the continent. And we will get a first glimpse at partnership as it is understood in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Africa is our homeland and yet many of us know little about it. Africa is a continent of 30,420,000 square kilometers. Its land mass equals that of the combined mass of China, India, Europe, Argentina, the United ...
The report affirms procedures for mandating reporting of child sexual abuse and the importance of handling complaints of child sexual abuse according to standards of fair process. By doing so, it seeks to balance the rights and duties of those accused of alleged child sexual abuse with the inherent needs and rights of the protection of children from abuse.