Speaking at a luncheon sponsored by Presbyterians for Earth Care at the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Gary Payton said: “Recently I had a life-changing experience. It made my perspectives significantly different. Until then, I had framed the issue of climate change in terms of my grandchildren.”
After spending most of Monday on its colossal piece of business – whether to recommend divesting from fossil-fuel companies – the Immigration and Environmental Issues Committee of the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) made short work of what remained of its agenda Tuesday.
After laboriously going over the proposed new revision of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Directory for Worship line-by-line, the Theological Issues and Institutions Committee on Tuesday morning unanimously approved the 18,000-word document and sent it on to the full 222nd General Assembly (2016) for approval.
Using his not-so-welcoming arrival to Portland as a lead-in, Carlton A. Rhoden shared his story of urban revival and the need to confront injustice head-on with those in attendance at the Compassion, Peace and Justice Dinner held Tuesday night during the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
12개의 총대 결의안들 중 9개와 10번째 결의안의 일부분이 총회 기간 동안 심의를 할 수 있도록 승인됨으로 인해 최종 의사 항목들이 마련되었다.
두 개의 다른 노회들에 속한 두 명의 총대들에 의해 제안되어야 하는 결의안들은 난민들을 위한 성역으로부터 종교 개혁 500주년을 기념하는 것에 이르는 주제들을 포함하고 있다.
El líder coreano presbiteriano,cuyo ministerio se extiende por casi medio siglo, fue honrado en una fiesta de jubilación el viernes por la noche, dada por las personas presbiterianas reunidas en Portland para la 222a Asamblea General (2016).
The Assembly Committee on the Way Forward– after hearing one review report harshly critical of the Presbyterian Mission Agency and another largely supportive of the Office of the General Assembly – on Monday started deliberating on proposals from both review panels that a special committee be appointed “to explore the possibility of a merger between the PMA and the OGA.”
On the heels of a resumption of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, a report calling on the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to celebrate and strengthen its ecclesial relationship with the Iglesia Presbiteriana-Reformada en Cuba was overwhelmingly recommended for approval Monday by a committee of the 222nd General Assembly (2016).
A report recommending efforts to strengthen Korean-American congregations was approved Monday by the General Assembly Committee of Mid Councils. The committee voted overwhelmingly during the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to approve a report submitted by the Task Force for Korean- speaking Congregations, with an amendment to one of the report’s recommendations.