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Peacemaking actions provide diverse witness

SAN JOSE, June 24, 2008 — The members of the Committee on Peacemaking and International Issues repeatedly sought and affirmed information and overtures from many different voices regarding the difficult subjects of Israel and Palestine, and the work of the Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI) committee during Tuesday’s business, which ran late into the night.

The overtures approved for General Assembly consideration by the committee are complicated and contradictory.

Committee approves new social creed

SAN JOSE, June 24, 2008 — One hundred years after “A Social Creed of the Churches” joined Christians together to work to ease the human costs of industrialization, General Assembly’s Social Justice Issues Committee passed a new social creed Tuesday to “meet the challenges of sustainability and globalization.”

PPF Endowment Campaign Outshines Mid-point

Peace Evangelist Margaret Howland Receives Surprise Peaceseeker Award

San Jose, CA 6.25.08—Surprise and hope held the day at the June 25th Peace Breakfast of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship. Over 300 participants in 218th General Assembly of the PC(USA) attended the breakfast at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA.

Snyder describes the amount of U.S. gun violence as 'obscene'

by Mike Ferguson
Presbyterian News Service

SAN JOSE, June 23, 2008 — An overture to address the
tragedy of America’s gun violence will go before the
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly.

Committee has soul-searching discussion of war in Iraq

by Shane Whisler
Presbyterian News Service

SAN JOSE, June 23, 2008 — The General Assembly Peacemaking and International Issues Committee quickly and unanimously voted on its first two overtures, then approved two others before settling into thorough and soul-searching hearings and discussion for hours on overtures related to the war in Iraq.

Items approved are listed at the end of this article.

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