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Hopes for Mideast peace are shared among several faith leaders
A pre-assembly conference Friday on peace in the Middle East helped set the stage for the 219th General Assembly (2010) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
“Shalom, Salaam, and Peace: One Hope, Two Peoples, Three Faith Traditions” brought together perspectives on the Middle East from diverse faiths practicing in context.
Posted at July 2, 2010 11:55 p.m. in ga219 , jewish , middle east , muslim
Attendees of the 219th General Assembly (2010) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) might have been to their share of conference exhibit halls.
But visitors to the General Assembly Mission Council (GAMC) section of this Assembly’s exhibit hall might feel as though they’ve been transported to a museum instead of a typical conference center hall.
Posted at July 2, 2010 10:25 p.m. in exhibit hall , ga219 , gamc
Stated Clerk touts middle governing body commission
A proposal to the 219th General Assembly (2010) this week in Minneapolis to create a commission to address issues facing middle governing bodies in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is essential,” because so many presbyteries and synods are in crisis, says the Rev. Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly.
Posted at July 2, 2010 10:21 p.m. in ga219 , middle governing bodies
GA 219 commissioners face weighty agenda
If all the documents to the “paperless” 219th General Assembly here were printed out, they’d rival Tolstoy’s War and Peace in length. By the time the Assembly concludes July 10, the 712 commissioners and roughly 200 advisory delegates will have acted on more than 300 items of business that would span about 1,400 printed pages.
Posted at July 2, 2010 10:18 p.m. in belhar confession , budgets , commissioners , evangelism , form of government , ga219 , heidelberg catechism , leaders , marriage , middle east peace , ordination , social concerns , world mission
Form of Government Revision Committee meets early
While most other committees of the 219th General Assembly (2010) are waiting to begin on Sunday, the Form of Government Revision Committee opened its meetings Friday, looking for a way to understand the substantial document and overtures it must consider during this year’s assembly.
Posted at July 2, 2010 10:07 p.m. in fog , form of government , ga219
'Bring on the Presbyterians! We’re ready!'
There may be times when getting three presbyteries and a synod to work together is a challenge – especially when the task is as complex as hosting a General Assembly.
But the Committee on Local Arrangements (COLA) for the 219th General Assembly (2010) has made it look easy.
Posted at July 2, 2010 9:54 p.m. in cola , ga219