…be led forth in peace. (Isaiah 55:12). Support to the Peace & Global Witness Offering.

Resources in Reports and study guides

Iraq: Our Responsibility and the Future (2004)

Opposition to the military action against Iraq based on just war principles and other principles of conscience, while not unanimous among Presbyterians, has been sufficiently widespread to indicate much concern. From the beginning, it has been the judgment of many church leaders, both in the United States and elsewhere, that?an invasion of Iraq has been… Read more »

Resolution on Africa: A Study Guide and Reflection (2005)

Nineteenth-century images of Africa continue to replay in our minds, even in this twenty- first century. We tend to be ignorant of the history of Africa and of its great diversity of life. We hold stereotypes of a backward continent. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has invited its members and friends to embark on a journey… Read more »

On Building Peace in Iraq (2008) – resolution goes with study paper above

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), through the Office on the Middle East, the Iraq Partnership Network, and other programs, continues to lift up the plight of Iraqi refugees and displaced persons. Through the Peace Fund for Solidarity with the Churches of Iraq (Extra Commitment Opportunity account #E051722) and the Jinishian Memorial Program, the PC(USA) has also… Read more »

Breaking Down the Walls Middle East Report & Supplement (2010 & 2012)

Increasingly, we find that we are living in a world with numerous walls and barriers. These are walls that force us to live in sometimes small and isolated compartments. These walls and the resulting compartments often prevent us from seeing and understanding the lives of others who live in different compartments or on the other… Read more »

For Human Rights and Civic Freedom: Movements for Democratic Change in the Arab World (2012)

As a Christian community based in the United States, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) affirms our heritage of separating government from religious control and yet allowing faith communities to witness for fair and wise public policies. In the Arab world, and the larger Muslim world, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) supports practices of mutual respect, tolerance, and… Read more »

New Hopes and Realities in Cuban American Relations: A ‘Neuvo Momento’ (2016)

Responding to a 2014 request for a report on Cuba and US policy, the General Assembly anticipated and went further than the Obama Administration in recommending normalization and understanding changes already underway. Building on the strong relationship maintained between the Presbyterian-Reformed Church of Cuba and the PCUSA since the 1959 Revolution, and with the help… Read more »

Israel-Palestine:  For Human Values in the Absence of a Just Peace (2016)

The repeated failure of the peace process in Israel-Palestine is also a failure of national and international politics to address the human rights of a people kept stateless by military occupation and exile. This report reviews the status of the “two-state” solution, but it does not engage in further political solutions-thinking, given the limited support… Read more »