A report adopted by the 205th General Assembly (1993) and revised by the 212th General Assembly (2000).
The report on "Why and How the Church Makes a Social Policy Witness" explores and responds to the discomfort experienced by some members and congregations with the social witness policies and programs of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The task force was appointed in 1988 by the Committee on Social Witness Policy (CSWP). The CSWP sent this report to the 204th General Assembly (1992) for purposes of study. A consultation between the General Assembly Council and the sixteen synods
was held November 6-8, 1992, and the text was amended based on its results. The CSWP now submits the report and invites the 205th General Assembly (1993) to adopt its recommendations and approve its background paper.