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225th General Assembly
Meeting Saturday for the sixth time, the 12-member Commission on the Unification of the Office of the General Assembly and the Presbyterian Mission Agency — the Unification Commission for short — learned during an online gathering the timeline for the work ahead and shared some of the progress made by a pair of the commission’s four work groups.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will hold a seminar at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday called “Antisemitism, Israel-Palestine and the Church: A Conversation,” featuring the Rev. Denise Anderson of Compassion, Peace and Justice ministries and Rabbi Alana Suskin of the Pomegranate Initiative.
The Office of Public Witness and some of its partners will hold a webinar Jan. 18 to raise awareness about a health and environmental crisis stemming from depleted uranium in Iraq.
With less than a month before Mission Engagement & Support falls under the purview of the Administrative Services Group and away from the Presbyterian Mission Agency, top MES officials briefed the board of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation on Thursday to let them know what the new arrangement, as determined by the 225th General Assembly last summer, will mean.
Commissioners and advisory delegates at every General Assembly will tell you a highlight is worship, which is always thoughtful and inspiring, appealing to both the eye and the ear.
It was the summer of 1997 when founding co-moderators John Buchanan and Robert W. Bohl, a committed board of respected church leaders, and Covenant Network of Presbyterians’ founding executive director, Pam McLucas Byers, united Presbyterians from all theological backgrounds to pursue justice for LGBTQIA+ Presbyterians.
Led and inspired by the joyful recorded percussion provided by youth drummers at Beechmont Presbyterian Church in Louisville, Presbyterians on Tuesday dedicated the Presbyterian Center’s new conference center that will host the 225th General Assembly — and, perhaps, some future assemblies as well.
Presbyterians for Earth Care has joined a growing list of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) groups calling for a speedy divestment from companies that contribute to the production of the two major greenhouse gasses, carbon dioxide and methane.