Publications and periodicals

  • Addiction, Grace & Healing

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyAdvisory Committee on Social Witness Policy

    Alcohol and Drug Awareness congregational resources.

    This material can be used throughout the church. It is appropriate for all educational activities, Sunday school classes, workshops, study groups, women's groups, and men's groups.  Suggested sermon themes, hymns and prayers are offered to help center a Service on Addiction Issues.

  • Additional funders

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencySelf-Development of People (SDOP)

    This list of organizations should be contacted directly for more information regarding their funding standards.

  • Advancing a Human Rights Based Approach to Addressing Human Trafficking

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyHuman Trafficking

    Keynote speech at the Freedom Network (USA) Annual Conference, March 2009, by the Rev. Noelle Damico, who coordinates the PC(USA) Campaign for Fair Food.

  • Advisory Opinion - Administrative Commissions

    From Office of the General AssemblyConstitutional Interpretation

    • What is a Commission?
    • What is an Administrative Commission (AC)?
    • How does a Commission differ from a Committee or Task Force?
    • What are some functions that may be entrusted to an administrative commission?
    • What are some functions that may be entrusted to an administrative commission?
    • How does a council create an administrative commission and who can serve on an Administrative Commission?
    • What does it mean for a presbytery to assume original jurisdiction and how does this relate to administrative commissions?
    • Can an administrative commission dissolve a pastoral relationship?
  • Advisory Opinion - Administrative Review

    From Office of the General AssemblyConstitutional Interpretation

    • What is Administrative Review?
    • What does Administrative Review entail?
    • How does Administrative Review relate to Administrative Commissions and the Rules of Discipline?
  • Advocacy: Putting Love of Neighbor Into Action

    From Office of the General AssemblyImmigration

    Non-profit organizations and faith based groups across the country help organize efforts to bring about change in US immigration laws, offer direct services to immigrants, and provide resources for individuals to undergird their efforts. Immigration is a national issue and requires the support and actions of people  everywhere in order to be effective.

  • African-American Presbyterian Congregations directory

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyAfrican American Congregational Support

    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
  • AgJobs

    From Office of the General AssemblyImmigration

    Farms rely on immigrant labor to help plant, tend, and harvest the fruits and vegetables that are grown in the US. These are low-paying low skill jobs that historically US citizens have been hesitant to take. To help meet the needs of farmers, the US government has a temporary worker program known as the H-2A temporary foreign agricultural worker program. However, demand far outweighs the availability of these visas. There are three million agricultural jobs that are available each year. Yet in 2007 the Department of State issued 50,791 H-2A visas. The very limited number of visas available for ...

  • Aid to Veterans Follows the Way of Love

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPHEWA

    By Amy Blumenshine
    Many family members and loved ones of recent veterans wonder how to be helpful to veterans after their deployments. Unfortunately, in the realm of human behavior, one size does not fit all. There is no guide to what to say. Veterans will have had very different experiences in war-time deployments. The nature of how they have been impacted by their experiences may take time to realize.

  • Alcohol Use & Abuse - Social and Health Effects

    From Office of the General Assembly

    Report and Recommendation on the Social and Health Effects of Alcohol Use and Abuse and Implementation of an Expanded Churchwide Address to Alcohol-Related Problems.

    The 196th General Assembly (1984) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) meeting in Phoenix Arizona, in June of 1984 noted that, "though past General Assemblies have made several specific statements dealing with the concerns of alcohol, there has been no major policy study for several years and there is a need for a deeper and broader understanding and strategy to deal with the social and health effects of the abuse of alcohol as a public ...

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