Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy

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A Statement by ACSWP in Response to the US 2016 Elections* Grace and Peace in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, We write you at a time of great national tension. The recent campaign has exposed deep divisions in

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Statement on the Online Christian Justice Journal ‘Unbound’ by the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy

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Dear Friends of Social Witness in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): On April 29, the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board announced the program cuts required for its 2017-18 budget: These cuts included funding after 2016 for the managing editor of Unbound,, an online journal covering social witness concerns from a

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On Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies

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Editor’s Note: For business items before the General Assembly, the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP, for short) has the opportunity to offer “Advice and Counsel” – including comments on the social witness implications of the overture, relationship to past social witness policy, and the opportunity to recommend approval,

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Living through Economic Crisis: The Church’s Witness in Troubled Times

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View arti­cle in PDF (opti­mal for printing) A Social Involvement Report for the 219th General Assembly (2010) Executive Summary In a time of continuing/deep economic recession, our faith gives us strength to face unemployment, poverty, and anxiety—not simply as individuals, but as a community with an ethical memory rooted in