Sample Application form for Task Force on Implementing Child/Youth/Vulnerable Adults Protection Policies - Due Nov 28, 2016
Find a list of Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People Task Force regions by state, synod and presbytery.
This is a theologically-based proposal to make our tax system more progressive and able to raise adequate funds. Using a covenant framework and 5 Christian principles, Tax Justice addresses both personal and corporate taxes under 11 headings, countering the "race to the bottom" of tax competition domestically and internationally, notably through tax havens. The report recommends capping several key tax expenditures and raising some taxes, including "carbon" taxes.
This guide provides 10 helpful tips on creating and maintaining respect in a work environment.
The May/June 1988 issue of Church & Society Magazine had as its title and theme, “Terrorism: Perceptions and Reflections.” Its Content Editor was Robert F. Smylie, Director of the United Nations Office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Because of the events that began on September 11, 2001, we have excerpted and adapted portions of that issue for use in today's time. Interspersed with the fifteen focusing Propositions are the questions that were offered as discussion starters in the 1988 issue.
Divestment Strategy: Principles and Criteria (1984). This General Assembly study of the moral grounds for selling securities examines trusteeship and the interplay of integrity, effectiveness, and church purposes (including solidarity). It followed Military-Related Investment Guidelines (1982) and preceded the 1985 "selective, phased" divestment of securities in firms supporting apartheid in South Africa.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its antecedent churches have been at the forefront of local, regional, national, and global ecumenism for more than a century. Presbyterians have been ready to reflect on, pray for, and organize ecumenical initiatives in the life of the worldwide body of Christ and respond to the initiatives of others. From discussions of organic union to the formation of councils of churches, from common efforts in evangelism and mission to upholding concerns for justice and social service, Presbyterians have been deeply involved in the ecumenical work and witness of the church. The Presbyterian church has put considerable material, spiritual, and personnel resources into the ecumenical movement, working to “listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches” and respond in creative ways to our ecumenical calling.
Detroit (the city where the 2014 General Assembly was held) is an example of de-industrialization, population decrease, and official bankruptcy. Using Detroit as a prism, including its redeveloping areas, the report recommends ways to strengthen and re-grow the church's presence, including support for community organizing, better public investment, intentional communities of ministry, and policies to address racial and class division.
The Handbook on Ordination Examinations is designed to serve as a resource for inquirers/candidates, committees on preparation for ministry, committees on ministry, and ministers of other denominations who may be taking the PC(USA)’s ordination exams.
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