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Draft Resolution on Honest Patriotism for GA 223

The following draft resolution is open to comment [HERE] through Thanksgiving Day, 11/23/2017.  The Advisory Committee for Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) will present a final version at the 223rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 2018. Honest Patriotism

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Order In The Globe—Enlarging Our Moral Horizons

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Endorsing the ACSWP Resolution on Global Order and National Purpose Editor’s Note: Unbound is affiliated with the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy, with both current editors assisting in the process of bringing ACSWP resolutions before the General Assembly. We welcome contradicting opinions, in the hope that Unbound may be a forum for

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Draft Resolution on Honest Patriotism for GA 223

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The following draft resolution is open to comment [HERE] through Thanksgiving Day, 11/23/2017.  The Advisory Committee for Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) will present a final version at the 223rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 2018. Honest Patriotism Faced with an unprecedented crisis of public dishonesty and chauvinistic

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Casting Out Our Pride

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Confrontation and Confession in Charlottesville The events in Charlottesville this weekend remind me how dangerous it can be to be proud of your identity. In the midst of that ultimately violent confrontation, I was proud to see Presbyterian clergy among the many people of faith standing up to the massed

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Social Witness of the Church: Commentary on Foothills Overture #1 (4-01)

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This post was originally published as part of the Presbyterian Outlook’s coverage of the Foothills overtures at https://pres-outlook.org/2015/11/social-witness-of-the-church-commentary-on-foothills-overture-1/ We live in times of tremendous cultural change. We also live in times of high anxiety as a church, having lost so many congregations over the past two years. During these times,

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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 https://pres-outlook.org/2015/11/a-response-to-the-foothills-presbytery-from-the-advisory-committee-on-social-witness-policy-acswp/  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,

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