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ACWC’s Resolutions and Advice & Counsel Memos to the 221st General Assembly (2014)

We’d love for you to follow our business with us at the General Assembly! You can find a helpful resource with all of ACWC’s work here.

Also available now—The Redbook (includes ACWC's resolutions, Advice & Council Memos, and more!)

Stop by our booth in the exhibit hall for more resources and a free gift. We’d love to connect with you!

We hope to see you at the Women's Orientation Breakfast, Saturday, June 14.

See you in Detroit!!

ACWC October 3–4, 2013, Meeting Overview

ACWC met in Louisville, KY, at the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Here’s a quick look at some of the work we did:

  • Presentation/Discussion led by ACWC member Dr. Mary McClintock Fulkerson on the notion of the “traditional family.”
  • Presentation/Discussion led by ACWC member Dr. Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty on “Women and an Economy of Sharing.”
  • Rev. Nancy Benson-Nicol, Associate for Gender & Racial Justice, participated in a portion of the meeting and shared information with ACWC about the Women of Color Consultation (Louisville, Oct. 11–13)
  • ACWC is under its 6-year GA review. The committee reviewed and revised a draft of the self-study report to be submitted to GA.
  • Presbyterian Mission Agency Board Meeting: Spent time discussing the failed motion on prorated pay raises for the PMA.
  • Other discussions:

■  Human trafficking—discussed lack of comprehensive PC(USA) Policy (what currently exists is primarily focused on child trafficking and sex trafficking specifically, though broader information can be found in ACSWP’s human rights reports).
■  Workers’ Rights—discussed PC(USA) policy, particularly in the context of the recent global boycott of Hyatt.
■  Sexual Violence in the Workplace—particularly in the context of military violations.

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Orange Days: Say No — End Violence Against Women and Girls

Along with the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, ACWC is observing Orange Days to work toward a world without violence against women. Find out how you can participate, too!


  • This is for Louise's comment above as well as ACWC's words above. This isn't about women and it isn't about discrimination, it is about false information and needs to be corrected and an apology written. "Distrust, meanness and bullying" are real words aimed at real people but they are false words. I was there I heard what was said in the town meeting, the ACWC and this hurtful message are simply wrong. by Viola Larson on 08/14/2012 at 11:18 a.m.

  • Having been a visitor to General Assembly, I would really like to know who wrote this hit piece? Does the PC(USA) fund this type of slander? Please, we need to know who wrote this and who endorses this. The PC(USA) must stop funding this sort of disgusting stuff now, and those responsible for this statement either need to apologize or face the appropriate church discipline. An apology would be preferable. This is just the meanest spirited thing I've read in ages. by Carolyn George on 08/12/2012 at 6:00 p.m.

  • This really is conduct unbecoming a GA committee: passive aggression at its finest, merging into outright aggression. Never mind the fact that Moderator Presa explained in public that much of the "distrust" he had experienced came from the left, from those who accused him of picking Ms. McCabe and then "dumping" her for a male VM. It doesn't fit the narrative of victimhood. To dissemble like this, and then turn around and accuse others of "violating the peace, purity and unity of the church" - truly shameful. by Andy Scott on 08/10/2012 at 9:14 p.m.

  • When a group, whose purpose it is to advocate for women, becomes reckless with the truth, then it offers no help, but, in fact, harms women's integrity. Director of the network of Voices of Orthodox Women by Sylvia Dooling on 08/10/2012 at 1:05 p.m.

  • When a group, whose purpose is to advocate for women, becomes reckless with the truth, then it offers no help, but, in fact, harms women's integrity. by Sylvia Dooling-Director of Voices of Orthodox Wome on 08/09/2012 at 3:09 p.m.

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