- Mission Statement/ What is the role of the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy?
- Who sits on the ACSWP?
- What is the relationship between the ACSWP and the Advocacy Committees?
- Who are the liaisons to the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy?
- Social Witness Policy Compilation
- ACSWP Staff
- How do we relate ecumenically with partners?
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:
Atlantic HIghlands, NJ
new Concord, OH
New City, NY
Liaisons: ACWC & ACREC
Advocacy Committee for Women’s Concerns
Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns
Los Angeles, CA
Office of the General Assembly
Office of Public Witness (DC)
Compassion, Peace and Justice
Presbyterian Ministry at the UN
Associate for Young Adult Social Witness