Resources in Manuals and policies

GA Policies on Vietnam

Both the UPCUSA and PCUS approached the Vietnam War from a Just War position. At the beginning of the war, both accepted that the U.S. entered the war to resist Communist aggression. They affirmed U.S. efforts at peace, but also counseled military restraint and negotiation. The denominations promoted the right of dissent and conscience regarding… Read more »

Risking Peace in a Violent World

The commitment of the church to peace and reconciliation has a central role in Christian vocation. For Presbyterians, it is a matter of creedal standing, briefly yet powerfully set forth in the Brief Statement of Faith (1991) cited above, and outlined at greater length in The Confession of 1967. Wording from both confessions is echoed… Read more »

Resolution Against Torture: Human Rights in a Time of Terrorism (2006)

This policy establishes biblical foundations for opposing torture, especially the affirmation that all persons, created by God, have value and rights that preclude inhumane treatment via torture. Although it addresses a number of places in the world where torture was ongoing in 2006, it focuses primarily on the United States’ use of torture in the… Read more »

Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy Agenda Summary (2014 to 2016)

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.

Los presbiterianos hacemos misión en hermanamiento

  La práctica del hermanamiento guía a toda nuestra iglesia conexional. Nos guía individualmente como miembros, líderes y pastores. Nos guía colectivamente en nuestras congregaciones, presbiterios, sínodos, ministerios de la Asamblea General, e instituciones vinculadas. Este documento parafrasea una declaración de política adoptada por la 215a Asamblea General (2003) sobre la misión en hermanamiento.

2019 Gun Violence resources packet

Gun Violence packet cover The 2019 Gun Violence Resource packet provides congregations and mid-councils a robust package of material to help congregations put thoughts and prayers about gun violence into obedient action. The packet is a mixture of online and print resources compiled by the ministries of Compassion, Peace and Justice over the course of the last decade, but… Read more »