Israel/Palestine and the PC(USA)

Part of our work is to seek and encourage faithful policy regarding Israel/Palestine within the PC(USA). Below is the latest content that concerns how our Israel/Palestine work is expressed particularly within the PC(USA). You can also find many resources on the PC(USA) website.

PC(USA) Middle East Reports 2010-2012

The following combined reports are a helpful summary of current PC(USA) policy on the Middle East:

The Report of the Middle East Study Committee as Approved by the 219th General Assembly (2010)

Including

The Report of the Middle East Monitoring Group as Approved by the 220th General Assembly (2012)

Download the reports (pdf)

GA Votes to Boycott Israeli Goods Produced in Occupied Palestinian Territories

by Melinda Thompson

With a 71% favorable vote, the 220th General Assembly passed the following overture calling for a boycott of all Israeli goods produced in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT):

The Presbyterian Church (USA) calls upon all nations to prohibit the import of products made by enterprises in Israeli settlements on Palestinian land.

Convocation of Peacemakers Video

 

Final GA 220 Report - IPMN

from IPMN

At the close of the 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the church’s Israel/Palestine Mission Network (IPMN) wishes to reflect on the results of the GA and to thank all of our friends, supporters, and the hundreds of church commissioners who took a stand for human rights and justice in the Holy Land last week by voting according to their consciences, and not according to their fears.

A Mixed Presbyterian Position in Pittsburgh

by Rami G. Khouri

A Word to the PC(USA) and the Course of Justice

by Rifat Odeh Kassis
Kairos Palestine

Gears, Forks, and Grease: Conspiring in the Spirit with Church Polity.

by Dylan Rooke
PPF Intern at the 220th General Assembly

Never did I think I would be learning "Roberts Rules" on Presbyterian Church polity and process, and on top of that, actually engage in it with enthusiasm.

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