The Committee on Civil Union and Marriage Issues voted Tuesday (34-18-2) to recommend to the full Assembly changing the definition of marriage in the Directory for Worship from “a woman and a man” to “two people.”
Posted at July 7, 2010 1:25 a.m. in committee on civil union and marriage , ga219
An amended version of the General Assembly Middle East Study Committee (MESC) report, “Breaking Down the Walls,” is being recommended to the full 219th General Assembly (2010) for action.
Posted at July 7, 2010 1:19 a.m. in ga219 , middle east study committee
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Committee members on Tuesday approved recommending the “Understanding Christian-Muslim Relations” paper to the full Assembly, while referring the “Christians and Jews” paper back to the PC(USA) offices that prepared it.
Posted at July 7, 2010 12:57 a.m. in ecumenical and interfaith relations committee , ga219
The committee charged with reviewing General Assembly permanent committees overwhelmingly affirmed reports commending the work of four committees.
Posted at July 7, 2010 12:48 a.m. in committee on review of ga permanent committees , ga219
The 219th General Assembly’s Church Orders and Ministry Committee has approved sending an overture to the full Assembly calling for new language in the Book of Order’s ordination standards.
The overture amends G-6.0106b, which states that church officers must be faithful in marriage between a man and a woman or chaste in singleness.
Posted at July 7, 2010 12:18 a.m. in g-6.0106b , ga219 , marriage , ordination
Committee moderator Julia Henderson took a few seconds to catch her breath before reflecting on the challenges of the past few days, where passions and emotions often ran high in the 219th General Assembly Mission Coordination Committee.
“God’s presence was evident,” she said. “There was grace, there was passion; there was consideration for one another.”
Posted at July 6, 2010 11:52 p.m. in acrec , ga219 , phewa
Young adult advisory delegates on the 219th General Assembly Church Polity Committee prompted the committee to reconsider an item on the definition of youth because of its import as a guide to categories of representation.
Posted at July 6, 2010 11:48 p.m. in committee on representation , ga219 , permanent judicial commission , polity , youth
The 219th General Assembly (2010) Polity Committee voted Tuesday to recommend to the full Assembly disapproval of an overture to increase oversight of events that occur around a General Assembly.
Posted at July 6, 2010 9:28 p.m. in ga219 , polity committee
The Presbyterian-related Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF) is partnering with a Pittsburgh group on a $10.5 million project in Haiti, MBF’s executive director said Tuesday.
Posted at July 6, 2010 9:24 p.m. in ga219 , medical benevolence foundation
Abortion is an emotional issue to Dr. LeRoy Carhart, member of the board of directors of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice and one of the few late-term abortion providers in the United States.
Posted at July 6, 2010 9:21 p.m. in abortion , ga219