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Same resolution as above (In Spanish) (2004)

As the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) seeks to increase its diversity and expand its ministries to racial, ethnic, and cultural minorities, we find that increasing numbers of immigrant workers are present in our midst. Our friendship with these neighbors can become a window to a deeper realization of the cruelties and vulnerabilities many immigrants experience in… Read more »

Resolution Calling for a Comprehensive Legalization Program for Immigrants Living and Working in the United States with Study Guide

As the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) seeks to increase its diversity and expand its ministries to racial, ethnic, and cultural minorities, we find that increasing numbers of immigrant workers are present in our midst. Our friendship with these neighbors can become a window to a deeper realization of the cruelties and vulnerabilities many immigrants experience in… Read more »

Human Rights Update 2002-2003

An overall look at the work of the churches in relation to their advocacy for human rights observance suggests that they will undertake activities that promote respect for human rights based on both their faith as well as their commitment to the establishment and maintenance of a healthy and vibrant civil society. The Middle East… Read more »

Human Rights Update 2003-2004

This year’s report includes five categories of concern brought to the attention of the General Assembly Council (GAC), for the most part, by the partner churches around the world. They are civil, political, economic, social and cultural, and religious. The “Human Rights Update 2003?2004,” however, should not be construed by the members of the Presbyterian… Read more »

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

This resolution on Human Rights focuses on the United States, as our nation has gone from being a leader in the cause of human rights to a cause for alarm among democratic nations. None of the observations in this report are pleasant to make, nor are they meant to delineate the full scope of human… Read more »

Report on Human Rights in Colombia (2008)

The World Mission’s South America Office, the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program, and the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship are three resources available to the members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) who want to join with our sisters and brothers in Colombia as they work to end the patterns of internal violence that are tearing this country apart. Finally,… Read more »

Human Rights Update 2010 (2010)

The role of the church at every level is to be at least part of the conscience of society. The basis for our daring to hold Amos’ plumb line of justice is our understanding that the prophetic role is willing to challenge those in power, kings of Israel then, governments today. The Human Rights Update… Read more »

Human Trafficking Statement of Concern ACSWP and ACWC (2016)

In fulfillment of the direction of the 221st General Assembly (2014), this report provides a comprehensive policy on trafficking based on a human rights approach. As stipulated, this report covers forced labor, sex trafficking, bonded labor, debt bondage, involuntary domestic servitude, forced child labor, child soldiers, child sex trafficking, illegal adoption, and organ harvesting, underlining… Read more »