Standing in Solidarity

What action did the 219th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) take regarding holding national church-wide meetings?

The 219th General Assembly (2010) adopted a resolution entitled A Call to Stand with Immigrant Presbyterians in Their Hour of Need, which called for the national church to refrain from holding church-wide gatherings in states with legislation “like Arizona’s SB 1070.” The stated purpose of the resolution was to avoid asking Presbyterians to travel to states where a person’s outward appearance or characteristics might subject them to
harassment due to legislation “similar to Arizona Law SB1070.”

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  1. Having read the Arizona Law, I understood it to inforce current federal legislation, rather than a new and drastic anti-immigration law. To me it then appears that our church is now becoming non supportative of state's rights, and is supporting those who are breaking the law - both at the state and federal level.

    by Walter Weaver

    May 13, 2013