Publications and periodicals

  • 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 ...

  • All-Black Governing Bodies

    From Office of the General Assembly

    The History and Contributions of All-Black Governing Bodies in the Predecessor Denominations of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

    All-Black Governing Bodies
    The History and Contributions of All-Black Governing Bodies in the Predecessor Denominations of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)The History and Contributions of All-Black Governing Bodies in the Predecessor Denominations of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
  • Alternative Thanksgiving ideas

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyEnough for Everyone

    Our Thanksgiving guide is designed to help you create a celebration that celebrates the blessings God has provided. Simplify your Thanksgiving and focus on God, your family and friends by implementing lifestyle practices and tips from our guide.




  • Amending our Constitution

    From Office of the General Assembly

    This is the time of year when OGA is asked a series of questions about amending our Constitution.

    This document is an attempt to provide timely answers to aid your presbytery in dealing with amendments. We expect that all three booklets of the Proposed Amendments should arrive in your offices within the next few days.

  • American Presbyterians and the Middle East Conflict

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyWorld Mission

    This paper Paul Hopkins looks at the record of Presbyterian, and where applicable, Presbyterian involvement in ecumenical efforts related to Jewish refugees during the Nazi period. It will also attempt to show the motivations. behind our Middle East policy statement adopted in 1974 as well as later peacemaking efforts in that troubled area.

  • An Invitation to Expanding Partnership in God’s Mission

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyDallas II - Better Together

    “Renewed Call to Presbyterian Mission in the World! A Dialogue for Our Shared Future” brought together leaders from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and Presbyterian groups engaged in mission around the world. Participants signed “An Invitation to Expanding Partnership in God’s Mission” at the conclusion of the Dallas consultation held Jan. 16-18.

    The invitation includes a covenant to live and serve together and a commitment to work cooperatively. The participants also pledged to celebrate diverse Presbyterian approaches to mission, to share responsibility for education and preparation of all Presbyterians for mission, and to seek and support more mission ...

  • An introduction to the Trinity paper

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyTheology and Worship

    An overview of The Trinity: God's Love Overflowing by Daniel Migliore of Princeton Seminary.

  • Anniversary Edition: Serving the Least of These

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyJinishian Memorial Program

    In the 35th year after its founding by Vartan H. Jinishian and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Jinishian Memorial Program (JMP) published a brief historical account of its own origins and the resulting humanitarian and spiritual work among Armenians as an ecumenical relief and development agency. “Serving the Least of These” by Sylvia Casberg Guinn-Ammons was published in 2001.

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