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GA News: Commissioners submit 13 resolutions

SAN JOSE, June 22, 2008 — The opportunity to add commissioner resolutions to the 218th General Assembly closed 10 a.m. Sunday morning with 13 of the 17 submitted being referred to committees, based on action of the Bills and Overtures Committee.

GA News: Women of Faith celebrate three visionary women

SAN JOSE, June 22, 2008 — “As I raise my three daughters, I am reminded every day what it means to be a woman in this world,” Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) moderator, the Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow, told the packed room gathered to celebrate “Visionary Women Transforming the Church and Society” at the Women of Faith Awards breakfast.

GA News: Display seeks to open eyes to war, peace

SAN JOSE, July 22 – The woman stood in the bright afternoon sun, her head bowed, tears streaking her face. A Presbyterian minister – who had never met her before, who was in town for General Assembly and happened to be walking by – opened his arms and pulled her into a comforting embrace. Before long, tears streaked his face too.

GA News: Four aspire to be next Stated Clerk

SAN JOSE – Four candidates have stepped forth to fill the office of Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). On June 22, the late Sunday afternoon session of the 218th General Assembly heard nominating speeches for the four men seeking to fill the office being vacated at the end of the General Assembly by Clifton Kirkpatrick,