The World Council of Churches expresses urgency for peace and reunification on the Korean peninsula in close cooperation with member churches.
This is an updated version of “Call to Presbyterian Ministry of the Word and Sacrament” — explores one’s sense of call and the criteria used in the qualities for leadership.
Background to Social Creed received for study by NCCC, Nov 9, 2006
The Social Creed of the Churches, endorsed in 1908 by the Federal Council of Churches, was their pledge to work together for a better, fairer and more faithful United States. One hundred years ago, the explosion of industry and its impact on US society called for a new focus of the churches’ ministry. Those in the churches sensitive to the human costs of industrialization saw in those costs a challenge to the fullness of the Gospel, which is both personal and communal in dimension. The Social Gospel movement ...
This document was commended to the church for study by the 199th General Assembly (1987).
Dr. John R. Franke, Professor of Theology, Biblical Seminary, Hatfield, Pa.
This essay discusses training and educational formation for inclusive ministry for service with the church.
Restoration of peace and peace-keeping are examined in the context of a permanent peace system in the Korean peninsula.
The Armistice Agreement, signed July 27, 1953, represented a mutual effort toward peace on the Korean Peninsula.
This resolution is the result of a development process that included wide consultation and participation throughout the church, drawing upon biblical sources and insights from the Reformed tradition in giving renewed definition to Presbyterian understandings concerning immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.
The 209th General Assembly (1997) called for an examination of changing families and social structures that support families, focusing especially on their effects on children, in order to develop principles and recommendations to strengthen the church’s ministry to contemporary families in both the church and society in the 21st century (see Minutes, 1997, Part I, pp. 536ff). The resulting task force was to pursue its work with the understanding that there is a variety of families. Answering this call requires attention to the cultural and socioeconomic contexts of today’s families, and it is of primary importance that we lift up ...
The Presbyterian Hunger Program strives to walk with people in moving towards sustainable choices that restore and protect all of God’s children and creation. As people of faith, we seek to “serve and preserve” God’s world. However, some of our collective choices have led to a changing global climate, which translates to warmer temperatures, rising sea-levels, and severe storms, just to name a few. To turn this tide, we must commit to treading lightly on God’s Earth. In Lent, we slow down, take time, and examine our internal spiritual lives and the way we live out our ...