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Definition of marriage to include union of “two people”

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

Middle East Study Committee report advances to full Assembly

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

Tension between hope and uncertainty remains for interfaith papers

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

Committee on Review of GA Permanent Committees wraps up work

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

New language offered for ordination standards

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