Prospectus: Discerning Future Presbyterian Peace Witness

The action of the Assembly is a detailed combination of three approaches concerned with deepening the non-violent peacemaking and peace-building witness of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). While the action retains the name given to overture 13-11 from Pittsburgh Presbytery, it goes well beyond the Peacemaking Program to encompass churchwide discernment processes proposed in overture from 13-01 from National Capitol Presbytery and a framework for updating and developing new social witness policy on peace and non-violence. Thus the action of the Assembly was an innovative uniting of program and policy elements, seeking to provide the church with a comprehensive and highly participatory approach.

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