Commissioners affirmed a wide swath of resolutions from the Ministry Coordination Committee on LGBTQIA+ issues, gender-inclusive language and diverse families. They concluded with a proposal for a hybrid 226th General Assembly.
At stake: what financial structure is needed to support a denomination of mostly small churches?
GA Plenary 13 decided the reelection of Moffett and the Board of Pensions’ relationship to the Office of General Assembly among other business.
The Rules of Discipline and the Health, Safety, and Benefits reports inspired conversation and decisions by the PC(USA) on reproductive justice, sexual misconduct prevention and family leave.
The contentious resolution was balanced against earlier statements condemning antisemitism and Islamophobia.
Plenaries 10 and 11 wrap up as GA falls further behind schedule, slowly working through changes to the Book of Order’s Rules of Discipline.
Even from a recording studio, the “Hands and Feet” program encouraged the 225th General Assembly to act on behalf of the poor and those targeted by unjust systems.
Thursday morning session featured the Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Committee report.
Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy asked to study investment policies on all weapons-related companies.
Also allowed: youth participation from new worshipping communities and immigrant fellowships.
© Copyright 2022 The Presbyterian Outlook. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Statement. Website by Web Publisher PRO