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The Way Forward Commission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) gathered at Columbia Theological Seminary March 5-7, 2017 for its second face-to-face meeting. Commissioners discussed the work and progress of subgroups, took action to ensure collaboration and communication with the Six Agency Review Committee, and mapped their future course of action.
El Comité de Revisión de las Seis Agencias comisionado por la 222a Asamblea General (2016) de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE.UU.) se reunieron aquí esta semana para comenzar el proceso de discernimiento sobre sus metas y escuchar a los representantes de las seis agencias que conforman la denominación.
The Six Agency Review Committee commissioned by the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) met here this week to begin the process of discerning their goals and hear from representatives of the six agencies that comprise the denomination.
With bumper stickers and hashtags, Facebook pages and community partnerships, the Freedom Rising initiative to improve the plight of the African American male is beginning to take off in the five cities where the program will be piloted. The initiative approved by the 222nd General Assembly (2016) seeks to assist communities in Baltimore, Charlotte, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and New York City by addressing problems specifically related to African American males.
The 2020 Vision Team of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) met here last weekend to begin the work requested of them by the Way Forward Committee of the 222nd General Assembly (2016) in creating a vision statement for the denominatio
Mientras que la Casa Blanca y los tribunales luchan por la legalidad del veto de refugiados y viajeros de siete países, las iglesias presbiterianas alrededor de los Estados Unidos todavía esperan una solución rápida. La orden ejecutiva que prohíbe a los refugiados y viajeros de países predominantemente musulmanes ha generado una fuerte reacción en ambos lados del asunto.
While the White House and the courts battle over the legality of the travel ban on refugees and travelers from seven countries, Presbyterian churches across the U.S. are still hopeful for a quick resolution. The executive order banning refugees and travelers from the predominantly Muslim countries has drawn strong reaction on both sides of the issue.
This afternoon, the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), issued a statement opposing President Trump’s executive action on immigration.
In a newly published video message, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Stated Clerk, J. Herbert Nelson II says the mission of PC(USA) related racial-ethnic schools and colleges “are more critical now, than they’ve ever been.”
The Way Forward Commission has begun to discern next steps for its work – including considering some issues it may be able to act on quickly, and starting to figure out how to organize its longer-term work.