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Honoring the Presbyterian way of being open to divergent voices, Presbyterians for Middle East Peace sponsored a Sunday breakfast to share alternate views on the Middle East Study Committee (MESC) report.
Posted at July 6, 2010 2:31 a.m. in ga219 , middle east , peace
“Just because you start a Facebook page doesn’t mean young people will come to your church,” outgoing General Assembly Moderator the Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow told Presbyterians attending the GA Media Luncheon on Monday. The lunch was cosponsored by Presbyterian Media Mission and the Church Restoration Group.
Posted at July 6, 2010 2:24 a.m. in ga219 , social media
The Church Orders and Ministry Committee of the 219th General Assembly heard many personal stories surrounding ordination standards Monday, both from overture advocates and during the open hearings.
Posted at July 6, 2010 2:12 a.m. in ga219
A measure to “protest the blatant disregard for the sanctity of our Lord’s name in motion pictures and public broadcast by the entertainment industry” was approved Monday by the 219th General Assembly Committee on Social Justice Issues: Promotion of Social Righteousness.
The committee recommended the slightly modified overture after three hours of debate by a vote of 41-9 with two abstentions.
Posted at July 6, 2010 1:45 a.m. in ga219
A recommendation for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to establish financial support for a coastal wetlands education center in south Louisiana was one of several items approved Monday by the 219th General Assembly Committee on Social Justice Issues: the Exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the World.
The measure, sponsored by South Louisiana Presbytery, passed unanimously after a lengthy discussion on the exact amount of funding being requested. A figure of $111,700 was included in the recommendation.
Posted at July 6, 2010 1:23 a.m. in ga219
A willing but wary 219th General Assembly Committee on Middle Governing Body Issues has recommended creation of a Middle Governing Body Commission to act on the requests of presbyteries and synods “to divide, unite or otherwise combine” them during the next two years.
Posted at July 6, 2010 1:15 a.m. in committee on middle governing body issues , ga219
In more than two hours of debate, commissioners on the 219th General Assembly Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Committee decided not to recommend that the Assembly accept the paper “Christians and Jews: People of God.”
Posted at July 6, 2010 12:55 a.m. in ecumenical and interfaith relations committee , ga219
The 219th General Assembly Middle East Peacemaking Issues Committee voted to send to the full Assembly a report from the Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) committee, which recommends the denouncement of actions by Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar Inc.
Posted at July 6, 2010 12:25 a.m. in ga219 , middle east peace
Meeting for a full day Monday, the Form of Government Revision Committee stood behind the flexibility within the proposed revision to the Form of Government, rejecting those overtures and amendments that would place specific organizations and structures within the document.
Posted at July 6, 2010 12:17 a.m. in form of government , ga219
The 219th General Assembly Committee on Civil Union and Marriage Issues voted 47-8-2 Monday to approve a report that urges Presbyterians to further study the issues and stay in covenant with each other while they do so.
Posted at July 6, 2010 12:07 a.m. in civil unions , ga219 , marriage