Reports and study guides
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 ...
After returning from a peace and trust building meeting in Sudan for Anuak, Murle and Nuer women, Marilynn Collins (a representative of Presbyterian Women’s Churchwide Coordinating Team) prepared this report on the history of violence in Southern Sudan, and the unique ways that women are engaged in the peace process.
Learn more about the ways that you can support Sudanese women and the peace process in Sudan. A brochure related to this report details the prayer, advocacy, education and financial contributions you can offer.
How do we stand with our partners in a country beset by long patterns of human rights violations?
Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns (ACREC) Report on the Church’s Effort to Combat Racism
216th General Assembly (2004)
This report comes in response to an overture from the Presbytery of Peace River to the 218th General Assembly (2008) of the PC(USA) that would have asked the World Alliance of Reformed Churches (WARC) to investigate the role of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) in persuading PC(USA) congregations to disaffiliate from the PC(USA) and be dismissed to the EPC. The assembly referred the overture to the General Assembly Committee on Ecumenical Relations, which appointed a task group to make recommendations.
The task group met with presbyteries in which congregations had departed the PC(USA), with pastors and ...
A message to the EPC family from Stated Clerk Jeff Jeremiah
I want you to know that I was able to represent you all at the funeral service on Wednesday, December 13,
for Associate Pastor John Patterson at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
Several thousand people attended this service of remembrance and celebration of John's life, ministry and
resurrection victory in Jesus Christ. Please continue to remember Cherry Hills and John's family (Mary Ellen
and Elizabeth, Laura, John and Will) in your prayers. John and I first met twenty years ago. H e is one ...
A message from PC(USA) Stated Clerk, Clifton Kirkpatrick to EPC Stated Clerk, Jeffery Jeremiah
I still look forward to an opportunity for us to mcet face to face, but even prior to that time I need to seek clarification from you about several issues related to EPC's proposed "transitional
presbytery" and how that might relate to our churches seeking to be dismissed to the EPC through that presbytery. I obviously wish we were not dealing with these issues of division, but
since we are, I hope we can do it in ways that do not damage the relationships ...
Comparison of PC(USA), NWAC, and Two Other USA Presbyterian Denominations
Reporte final PUP.
This resolution was developed by the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) and includes an analysis of the arguments for and against for-profit private prisons. The report as a whole was approved by the 215th General Assembly 2003 for churchwide study and implementation. It makes clear that private prisons are not an economic but a deep religious and ethical issue, a cornerstone of our collective work to put justice back into the so-called criminal justice system.