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  • 2011 General Assembly Divestment List (long version)

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyMission Responsibility Through Investment

    The General Assembly military-related divestment policy was first adopted in 1982, and has been revised three times since then. The most recent revision was made by the 1998 General Assembly. This policy is an outgrowth of the General Assembly=s adoption of Peacemaking: A Believer=s Calling which asked the entire church to review its witness and seek additional ways to promote peacemaking. MRTI conducted a review of its engagements with military-related companies, and developed guidelines consistent with the historic concerns of the General Assembly. These included concern about the overall spending on the military, over-dependence on military contracts by ...

  • 2011 General Assembly Divestment List (short version)

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyMission Responsibility Through Investment

    The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) urges divestment and/or proscription of some corporations due to their involvement in military-related production or tobacco. The following is a comprehensive list of corporations or securities affected by those General Assembly policies.

  • 2011 Older Adult Ministries Planning Guide

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    The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) designates the first week in May as Older Adult Week. At this time we seek to broaden opportunities for churches to acknowledge their older adult members. This is the moment to make a special effort to let our elders know they are cared for, loved, and never forgotten. Use this guide to make your Older Adult Week plans.

  • 2012 Disability Inclusion Resource Packet

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPHEWA

    June 24, 2012 is designated on the Presbyterian Planning Calendar as Disability Inclusion Sunday.  PHEWA’s Presbyterians for Disability Concerns (PDC) has developed our annual Resource Packet to help in observing this day- on June 24 or whenever works best in the life of your worshiping community.  This year’s theme, A Variety of Gifts: Inclusion of People With Disabilities As We Age, has as its goals- For people who are aging, the challenge to overcome the stereotypes that devalue aging and to live with dignity and creativity; and, For the church, the challenges are to embrace all members of ...

  • 2012 General Assembly Divestment List (long version)

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyMission Responsibility Through Investment

    The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) urges divestment and/or proscription of some corporations due to their involvement in military-related production (MR), tobacco (TO) or human rights violations (HR).

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    2012 Jinishian Jottings Fall Newsletter

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyJinishian Memorial Program

    "This is the time when it is tremendously important not to abandon the most vulnerable." In the midst of political and economic crises, the Jinishian Memorial Program has persevered. Stories include: Courageous partners in Syria continue critical health care programs; Working in community reduces and prevents human suffering in Lebanon; Thousands of Armenian children learn to live in peace and love.

  • 2012 Moderatorial Candidates’ Handbook

    From Office of the General Assembly220th General Assembly (2012)

    This booklet contains the following information for all five candidates standing for Moderator of the 220th General Assembly (2012): a photograph, biographical sketch, personal statement regarding the candidate’s sense of call to the office, a written presentation by the presbytery having jurisdiction over the candidate (if that presbytery has endorsed him or her), the candidate’s selection for and information about Vice Moderator, and the candidate’s responses to a questionnaire developed by the Stated Clerk.

  • 2012 Stated Clerk Candidates’ Handbook

    From Office of the General AssemblyStated Clerk Nomination Committee

    June 2012

    Dear Commissioners and Advisory Delegates of the 220th General Assembly (2012):

    One of the items of business before this year’s assembly is the election of the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly. The Stated Clerk Nomination Committee, which was elected by the 219th General Assembly (2010), has been diligent in its work and careful to follow the process detailed in the Standing Rules of the General Assembly found in the Manual of the General Assembly. For easy reference, the relevant rules from Standing Rule H.2.b. have been reproduced at the end of this letter.

    The ...

  • 2013–2016 Mission Work Plan Strategic Planning Process Presentation

    From Presbyterian Mission Agency

    Presentation given at the 2012 February General Assembly Mission Council meeting outlining the strategic process used to build the 2013-2016 Mission Work Plan.

  • 2014 Enmiendas propuestas a la Constitución

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    Puede descargar la propuesta de enmiendas a la Constitución aprobada por la 221a Asemblea General (2014) y recomendada a los presbiterios para su voto.

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