Reports and study guides
God’s Mission Matters: Check your bags!
Prefer printed? Download and read this ready-to-print booklet including the text of the God's Mission Matters: Check your bags podcast, a study guide for group leaders and a reflection on popular culture. This is a great tool for a learning session in your congregation or mission group context.
Produced by the Eco-Justice Working Group
National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA
Some people are affected by environmental hazards more than others. In the United States and around the world, more people of color live and work in unhealthy, polluted environments than do white people. People living in middle and upper class neighborhoods often are able to avoid toxic dumping, nuclear waste, or sewage treatment near their homes, schools, and work places. They are also privileged to receive a better response from government agencies to their requests for environment law enforcement and creation of clean, healthy green ...
Presbyterian Panel Survey February 2005: Pastoral Leadership, Personal Outreach, and the Directory for Worship - Full report
Opinions on pastoral leadership; personal evangelism; use of and opinions on the Directory for Worship.
The questions about Pastoral Leadership and Personal Outreach were developed by the Research Services staff. The questions about the Directory for Worship were developed with the staffs of the Office of Leadership and Vocation and Office of Theology and Worship, both then part of what was then the General Assembly Council. Panel staff worked with Leadership and Vocation’s Lesley Davies and Theology and Worship’s Chip Andrus in constructing the Directory for Worship questions. The Theology and Worship staff proposed revisions to the Directory ...
This survey was sponsored by National Health Ministries of the General Assembly Council (now the General Assembly Mission Council), Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). (This program was eliminated in March 2009.)
This survey was sponsored by the Social Witness Ministry office of what was then the PC(USA) General Assembly Council (now the General Assembly Mission Council). Social Witness Ministry was in the process of reconstituting an Environmental Ministries office and was looking for help identifying resource and program needs that the office might fill. Survey questions address thoughts about environmental issues, environmental practices such as recycling, and attitudes toward environmental policies.
The Women of Color Consultation Task Force Report - Hearing and Singing New Songs to God: Shunning Old Discords and Sharing New Harmonies
The Women of Color Consultation Task Force Report was approved at 218th General Assembly.
Some highlights of the report include:
A call for transformation of the church, focusing on the intersections of gender, race and class.
Direct the General Assembly Mission Council, in consultation with Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns and Advocacy Committee for Women’s Concerns, to expand on the basic antiracism training to include modules on the intersectionality of race, gender and class and provide focused training on internalized oppression and privilege.
Seek inclusivity with equity: moving beyond tokenism in the participation of women of color of ...
Responding to a recommendation from the Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns, the 213th General Assembly (2001) created a Task Force to Study Issues of Reparations for African Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Asian Americans, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Others Who Have Experienced Unjust Treatment. The task force met over the next three years, seeking input from a variety of Presbyterians. Consistent with its commitment to racial justice, the 216th General Assembly (2004) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) adopted the report of the Task Force to Study Reparations, "affirming that Jesus Christ calls us to repair wrongs done ...
Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns (ACREC) Report on the Church’s Effort to Combat Racism
216th General Assembly (2004)
The disenfranchisement of people of color remains pressing today. Electoral reform is critical to ensure equal participation of all people in the governing of the US. Find out more about the PC(USA) recommendations on how to empower the disenfranchised in this report.
Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns (ACREC) Task Force to Examine GA Entities:
Report on Creating a Climate for Change Within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)