General Assembly 2012

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.

Minority Witness Amidst Anarchy

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

My Post-General Assembly Letter to the Church

by Luke Rembold
PPF Intern at the 220th General Assembly

To my church,

whom I love.

I am angry.

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.

General Assembly News Roundup

As the 220th General Assembly of the PC(USA) comes to a close, we offer a quick roundup of articles from GA that report on some of the issues PPF was watching and advocating on most closely.