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).
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 »
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 »
The purpose of this study is to help the church understand and struggle with the issues surrounding limited water resources and takings, to think about the impact humans and groups have on the natural world and environment, and explore why care for God’s creation is part of our Christian call.
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 »
In light of the General Assembly mandate to increase people of color membership in the PC(USA) by 20 percent by the year 2010, the National Black Presbyterian Caucus (NBPC) recognizes the critical necessity to take the lead in developing a Strategy for African-American Evangelism and Church Growth. In the document are strategies which we encourage… Read more »
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