In Spirit and Truth seeks to encourage discussion and deeper consideration of representation issues in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It is hoped entries will prompt reflection and dialogue on aspects of expanding representation and supporting full participation in the PCUSA, especially at the assembly and mid council levels.
This blog will occasionally feature content written by one of the fourteen members of the General Assembly Committee on Representation, who are church members, ministers (teaching elders) and ruling elders from across the country, as well as links and articles of particular interest. The ministries of advising, consulting, advocating, promoting inclusion, reviewing and recommending actions are vital to the life of the whole Body of Christ. Committees on Representation and/or their functions exists at all councils above session so from time to time we may highlight activities and insights from sister committees on representation at lower councils throughout the church.
Any views or opinions presented in this blog are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. or the General Assembly Committee on Representation.
Author/Facilitator Molly Casteel is an Assistant Stated Clerk and the Manager for Equity and Representation in the Office of the General Assembly. She is a teaching elder (a.k.a. Minister of Word and Sacrament) in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary.
Save the Date! In addition to the warmer weather we are all hoping March brings with it, Louisville will find justice advocates from around the US and Canada converging here for the 16th White Privilege Conference. This year's theme is, Resistance Action Courage Equity: The South Leading the Way.
Keynote speakers are Mab Segrest, Loretta Ross, Chris Crass and Gyassi Ross.
Last year, in Madison, Wisconsin, the conference drew 2400 participants from over 40 states. The conference has met in the South only once before, in Memphis in 2009.
Local organizers are excited for an opportunity to ...