General Assembly 2010

Convocation of Peacemakers

 

Curious about the radical Jesus?

Weary of talk?

General Assembly and Beyond

by Marilyn White

Dozens of volunteers from the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship attended the 219th General Assembly in Minneapolis this summer to help make PPF's GA witness stronger than it has ever been before. We were present at General Assembly in four significant ways: with our exhibit hall booth, at the Peace Breakfast, through advocacy for peaceful perspectives in General Assembly committees, and through our communications outreach to the wider church during and after the meeting.

GA made significant and substantive statements on the Middle East, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Gun Violence. But perhaps the action of most consequence was the decision to begin a four-year study to “Seek clarity as to God’s call to the church to embrace nonviolence as its fundamental response to the challenges of violence, terror, and war.” The GA urged that the steering committee in charge of the study develop a broadly participative process. We certainly look forward to engaging in such a study and learning more about nonviolent alternatives to war.

PC(USA) 2010 actions on Israel/ Palestine Issues

This summary of actions of the 219th General Assembly (2010) regarding Israel/Paelstine Issues is provided by the Israel Palestine Mission Network of the PC(USA).

Download the summary (pdf)

 

GA and Beyond: Colombia

by Linda Eastwood

GA and Beyond: Middle East Issues

by Len Bjorkman

GA and Beyond: Gun Violence

by Bryan Miller

GA and Beyond: On the War in Afghanistan

by Roger Powers

GA and Beyond: On the War in Afghanistan

by Roger Powers

Camilo Mejia Speaks at Peace Breakfast

Camilo Mejía, President of Iraq Veterans Against the War, was the keynote speaker at the 2010 Peace Breakfast held at General Assembly on July 7, 2010.

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GA Update: Peacemaking Issues

By Jan Orr-Harter

The long-awaited GA plenary session on Peacemaking and International Issues came and went, with excellent results, but not quite as we expected the process to go. We'll take the results.

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