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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A Response to the Foothills Presbytery from the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy

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This post was originally published as part of the Presbyterian Outlook’s coverage of the Foothills overtures at  Introduction The Presbytery of Foothills sent copies of several of its overtures to the Advisory Committee in June, after developing and circulating these proposals for some time. Our members have debated about responding,


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