Resources in Advocacy

Resolution on Africa: A Guide for Study and Reflection

Resolution on Africa: A Guide for Study and Reflection In response to a General Assembly action this guide (2005) was produced by the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy and the Worldwide Ministries Division to call attention to the continent of Africa. It offers six sessions with a wealth of material appropriate for adult, older youth, session and other study… Read more »

Iraq: Our Responsibility and the Future

Iraq: Our Responsibility and the Future This study stimulates reflection and discussion on just war and other principles of conscience concerning the military action in Iraq.

Resolution on Restorative Justice

This resolution affirms the continued use of restorative justice as the guiding metaphor for the work, program and ministry of the church engaged with the criminal “justice” system. If offers a simple definition of restorative justice as “addressing the hurts and the needs of the victim, the offender, and the community in such a way… Read more »

Transforming Families

Transforming Families The purpose of this study is to assist congregations in exploring ways to implement the recommendations of Transforming Families in their ministries with today’s families within their churches, in their surrounding communities and in our nation.

Connecting to the Creed

Connecting to the Creed This booklet provides Biblical, theological and historical background as well as current application ideas for each of the Social Creed affirmations. It also has questions for discussion and links to the Hudson River Presbytery’s posters and other resources.

Economic Security for Older Adults

Economic Security for Older Adults This document sets out in detail the history of the modern quest for economic security, and its many ramifications in the complex society we now inhabit.

A Reformed Understanding of Usury for the Twenty-First Century

A Reformed Understanding of Usury for the Twenty-First Century This report and its recommendations are in response to the referral of the 216th General Assembly (2004) to the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy to investigate the question of usury in the United States and to prepare a resolution for the 217th General Assembly (2006).

Globalization and the Environment

Globalization and the Environment by Robert L. Stivers This is the third of four papers developed by the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) and made available to the church for study, reflection and feedback on issues related to globalization and international trade and the church’s advocacy on trade issues in the public arena. In this paper, Robert… Read more »

Globalization and Culture

Globalization and Culture by Ruy O. Costa This is the fourth of four papers developed by the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) and made available to the church for study, reflection and feedback on issues related to globalization and international trade and the church’s advocacy on trade issues in the public arena. In this paper, Ruy… Read more »