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The 221st General Assembly will convene with worship at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, and adjourn no later than noon on Saturday, June 21. Some important events precede the official start of the assembly: on Saturday morning, commissioners and advisory delegates are invited take part in Riverside Conversations - a debate-free time to begin conversing about some of the topics before the assembly.
The proposed docket includes more information on the official assembly meetings.
The assembly schedule will include many other optional events and meals sponsored by various entities and organizations. These can be good ways to learn ...
In this issue, you will meet Native American leaders who are transforming the church even as they are themselves being transformed. You will learn about significant achievements by racial ethnic congregations and interest groups, exciting new additions to our ministry staff, and upcoming events.
Women of Faith Awardees since 1986
The Fall 2013 Washington Report to Presbyterians is here!Download the latest news from the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness, including:
- Faith Leaders Call for Common Good Budget Deal
- A Preview of the 2014 Advocacy Training weekend, March 21-24
- A Feature on our Summer Fellows, both 2013 and our alumni – where are they now?
- Peacemakers Make a Difference on Syria
- A short recap of the Presbyterians for Earth Care Conference
- Action Alert: Boycott the Occupation of Palestine
Along with fine-tuned relief work in response to the Syrian crisis, we continue the long-term development work you see in this issue. Stories of our micro-loan programs offer a glimpse of how Jinishian helps families and communities experience lasting change. Those projects bring hope and provide a foundation for a better future.
This document is a concise summary (12 pages) of the Reformed Christian contribution to democracy and political ethics, based on a reading of the prophetic biblical tradition, and a policy statement (4 pages) on the rights and responsibilities of Presbyterians and other citizens as voters and elected officials. It does not idealize politics but opposes cynicism or single issue concentration; leaders have a high calling to accomplish as much justice as possible through government, itself (like the church) a good always in need of reformation. It affirms religious liberty and the separation of church and state and urges congregations to ...
The substitute motion is a form of amendment applied when the desire is to amend a motion in several different, nonconsecutive places. It also is used when the text to be amended is longer than a paragraph.
Presbyterian Hunger Program newsletter from Advent 2013- A Season of Intentionality.
A multicultural congregation or ministry is one that intentionally recognizes, celebrates and incorporates the gifts of a diverse membership:
- In worship (utilizing languages, art and diverse theological expressions).
- In leadership and ministry (power sharing in session, church committees and decision-making processes).
- In evangelism (providing the good news in a cup that people recognize with great appreciation and sensitivity to their cultural and traditional backgrounds).
This directory contains a list of the ministries that are actively engaged in multicultural diversity.