With the denomination currently making history as it holds its first hybrid General Assembly, the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) took some time to reflect on past assemblies that greatly impacted the direction of the Presbyterian church, particularly in 1861, 1969, 1973 and 1983.
The Immigration Committee of the 225th General Assembly approved an item of business Monday to make it easier for immigrants and people seeking asylum to get legal representation.
The first day of the International Engagement Committee (INT) saw the committee move through a busy agenda of eight items of business, approving seven items, three without amendment. The next to last item of the day, which connects to the war in Ukraine, was postponed for further discussion until the last day of the committee’s Louisville work Wednesday.
Not only did the Standing Rules of the General Assembly Committee complete all its business Monday it made substantial progress on Tuesday’s items as well.
As the Ecumenical and Interfaith Engagement Committee sped toward its final vote Monday, an hour ahead of schedule, Moderator Frances Lin observed, “You guys are very agreeable.”
On July 7, the 225th General Assembly will revisit the topic of one of the most memorable moments of the 223rd General Assembly held four years ago in St. Louis — the March to End Cash Bail — to make sure the injustice remains near the front of the minds of Presbyterians.
Eleven outstanding women have been selected to receive scholarships in memory of renowned Presbyterian scholar and pioneer the Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon.
Behind the scenes at GA225, the big news is that technology is starting to not be news anymore.
When one of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s most formidable preachers stands before an auditorium full of the denomination’s most gifted musicians, you’d expect beautiful worship that uplifts and edifies.
When Melonee Tubb graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky with a Master of Divinity degree, she was saddled with $85,000 in student loans.