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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).

The Globalization of Economic Life: Challenge to the Church

The Globalization of Economic Life: Challenge to the Church This is the first 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, Gordon Douglass examines the impact… Read more »

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 »

Lift Every Voice: Democracy, Voting Rights, and Electoral Reform

This report recommends ways to strengthen democratic — small d — promise and practice in the political life of the United States based on principles of Reformed Christianity. Presbyterian political scientists, ethicists and others studied why so many Americans do not vote, despite the 2007 renewal of Voting Rights Act protections against racial discrimination. Remedies… Read more »

Beyond New Wine

Toward a 21st Century Black Presbyterian church growth strategy A focus paper addressing issues for prayer, study and action by Blacks in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Presented by the Black Presbyterian Church Growth Committee at the request of the National Black Presbyterian Caucus and the Office of African American Congregational Support

Is This New Wine?

A paper addressing African-American issues for discussion within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Presented by African-American Presbyterians for Prayer, Study, and Action