The Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) serves the prophetic calling of the whole Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) by providing the General Assembly with careful studies of pressing moral challenges, media for discussion and discernment of Christian responsibilities, and policy recommendations for faithful action.
What is the role of the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy?
The Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy is responsible for the process of developing and recommending social witness policy to the General Assembly. The term “social witness policy” refers to the positions adopted by the General Assembly to express its stance on and guide response to issues in the public order, including their relation to the church’s own life and mission. These positions may take the form of policy statements, resolutions, study papers, or social involvement reports, as defined in the Manual of the General Assembly, Guidelines and Policies of the General Assembly, p. 55-58.
Who sits on the ACSWP?
The Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) is a twelve-member committee, which represents a cross-section of members from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and is elected by the General Assembly. Three members also serve on the General Assembly Mission Council. Current ACSWP members are:
(Homestead/Lakes and Prairies)
Fort Myers, FL
(Peace River/South Atlantic)
New Concord, OH
(Greater Atlanta/South Atlantic)
Atlantic Highlands, NJ
(Northeast Georgia/South Atlantic)
Overland Park, KS
South Boston, MA
(New Covenant/The Sun)
Office of the General Assembly
Assoc. Advocacy Director, Compassion, Peace and Justice
Deputy Director Mission Program, PMA
Assoc. Mission Director, Compassion, Peace and Justice
REAC, Assoc. for Advocacy committee support
Administrative Assistant II
Associate for Young Adult Social Witness