MRTI recommends targeted divestment in 3 companies for nonpeaceful use of their products in Israel-Palestine

Update: On Feb. 17, the full General Assembly Mission Council approved by a voice vote the recommendation from the Mission Responsibility Through Investment committee. The recommendation on divestment now will go to the 2012 General Assembly for its consideration.MRTI 1

LOUISVILLE – It’s sure to be a controversial issue before the 2012 General Assembly: whether the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) should divest its holdings in three companies doing business in Israel.

Call goes out for study of women in leadership


Saying that questions remain about whether women are being treated as “equal partners” in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), a task force is asking the 2012 General Assembly to fund a research study to look more carefully at women in leadership in the denomination.

Wynn Kenyon dies

Wynn Kenyon (64), whose ordination by Pittsburgh Presbytery was rejected by the national church in 1974 because he wouldn't ordain women, died..

Signs of hope

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (OGA) One question I’m asked almost more than any other is, “So, where do you see hope in the PC(USA)?”

A comprehensive answer would take up more than the word limits of this column. But two things stand out.