General Assembly 2008

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.

Philippines Accompaniment? - Philippines Open House Mon, June 23

Visit Booth #301, 10am-12pm

Explore the Creation of a Philippines Accompaniment Program with Commissioner Richard Williams, leader of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Exploratory Delegation to the Philippines, 2008.

Eyes Wide Open – Iraq War Boots Exhibit - San Jose Circle of Palms, Sunday, June 22

On Sunday, June 22, in conjunction with the meeting of the 218th General Assembly of the PC(USA), the Presbytery of San Jose Peace & Justice Task Force, the Council of Churches of Santa Clara County and members of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship are sponsoring .Eyes Wide Open, the widely acclaimed exhibition on the human cost of war. The exhibit is within walking distance of the General Assembly meeting location.

Palestinian Nonviolence Expert Mubarak Awad to Address June 25 Peace Breakfast

Jonathan Kuttab Unable to Attend General Assembly of PC (USA)

San Jose, CA—Mubarak Awad, world authority on the promotion of nonviolence in Palestine and in the Arab world, will address the June 25 Peace Breakfast, sponsored by the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship at the meeting of the 218th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in San Jose, CA. He has been described by Palestinians as the “Gandhi of the Middle East.” (Jerusalem Post)

PPF publishes analysis of peace-related overtures

Overture Analysis

Click Here to download PPF's complete analysis of peace-related overtures.

PPF has published comprehensive analysis of the most pressing peace-related overtures to be considered later this month at the 218th General Assembly of the PC(USA).

The commentary can be viewed by topic from the complete listing of peace-related overtures, or the entire four-page pdf document can be downloaded. The document provides a concise format that allows commissioners and participants to reference it easily throughout GA.

Analysis: Gun Violence and Social Creed


Click Here to download PPF's complete analysis of peace-related overtures.