Washington Report to Presbyterians, Spring 2019

If you receive our paper mailings, you will soon receive the Washington Report to Presbyterians, Spring 2019 edition. It is now available online in PDF and here on our blog. Each article is linked individually below.

Washington Report to Presbyterians, Spring 2019, content includes:

“The PC(USA) Stands with the Poor People’s CampaignIn February 2019, the Rev. Jimmie Hawkins, Director of the Office of Public Witness, stood with the Rev. Dr. William Barber and the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis to launch Phase 2 of the Poor People’s Campaign.

“Legislation Penalizing Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) Undermines First Amendment Protections” In an ecumenical statement on November 14, 2018, sixteen U.S. Christian leaders outlined developments in U.S. policy toward Israel/Palestine since the beginning of the Trump Administration, noting the negative impacts on Palestinians and on prospects for peace in the region.

“2019 Advocacy Training Weekend” Gather with other people of faith and conscience as we are called to stand in the prophetic stream of those who have come before us, those who were not afraid to stir up #GoodTrouble for the sake of God’s kingdom.

“Get to know OPW!” The Office of Public Witness has a video that introduces the office to all who are not familiar with it. Visit our website to view and/or download it!

“The Work of PC(USA) Public Witness in 2019Reformed Theology teaches that, because a sovereign God is at work in the world, the church and Christian citizen should be concerned about public policy. The Office of Public Witness’ 2019 Issue Priorities are…

“A Presbyterian Rebellion” As new Presbyterians start their first term in office, it is worth considering the history of Presbyterianism in the American experiment.

“Welcome Christian Brooks!” The OPW is pleased to welcome our new Representative for Domestic Issues, Christian Brooks.



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