Author Bill Plitt

Through the Lens of Belhar

The General Assembly Acts for Justice and Liberation in Palestine and Israel “Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” -Amos 5:24 The 222nd General Assembly PC(USA) took place from June 17-25, 2016, in Portland, Oregon. … Continue reading


Summer 2015

A Year for Confessions

Issues of Social Justice Before the 222nd General Assembly

Author Rev. Renee RoedererFrom Confession to Confession: The Adoption of Belhar and the Public Naming of Abuse, Rev. Renee Roederer

“In this particular instance, immediately following the adoption of the Belhar confession, the PC(USA) made the choice to protect the most vulnerable over its own institutional reputation. We need more of this.” Read Article

When Just War is Just Not Working: Discerning Peace in the 21st Century, Rev. Geoff BrowningGeoff Browning Carousel

“Should the PC(USA) continue to rely on the “just war” tradition as its basis for restraining war, or have the conditions of modern warfare and the politics and economics of war rendered our historic stance obsolete?” Read Article

Author Rachael EggebeenRecovering from the General Assembly, Rachael Eggebeen

“For me, it was especially powerful to hear Anderson recognize speakers with the words ‘I see you.’” Read Article

Author Bill PlittThrough the Lens of BelharBill Plitt

“The incredible spirit of the Belhar Confession was ‘in the room’ in nearly every plenary session in some form or other.” Read Article

Author Jessie LightFrom Palestine to PortlandJessie Light

“There are days when I wish I knew nothing about Israel or Palestine, when the burden of knowing what I know is nearly too much to bear. And yet, as a person of privilege, I have been given a voice to share what I have witnessed.” Read Article

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