General Assembly 2018

Gun Violence Prevention at 2018 General Assembly: “Count Me In!” Campaign & New Study/Action Resources for Congregations

With 36,000 Americans dying from gun violence last year, the General Assembly gathering of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in St. Louis June 16-23 will re-affirm church policies for gun reform. Hopefully, Presbyterians will leave with new resources and a new resolve to take action at home to prevent gun violence. The 223rd General Assembly marks 50 years of Presbyterian statements on the need for legislative action to curb gun violence, beginning in 1968.

Gundamentalism and Where it is Taking America with Rev. Jim Atwood

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

General Assembly 223 - St. Louis

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Booth in the Exhibit Hall - Booth #119-121

2:30 PM

Talk with author, pastor, and 2018 David Steele Distinguished Writer Awardee (given by the Presbyterian Writers Guild). Jim will talk about the pressing issue of gun violence and how Presbyterians can and are responding. Others from the PPF Gun Violence Prevention working group will also be present to talk with people who want to be involved in preventing gun violence in their communities. 

Korea Peace Advocacy with Prof. Nan Kim

Monday, June 18, 2018

General Assembly 223 - St. Louis

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Booth in the Exhibit Hall - Booth #119-121

2:00 PM

Talk with author, contemporary historian, and scholar-activist Nan Kim, Ph.D.

 

Peace in Colombia--Are We There Yet??

Sunday, June 17, 2018

General Assembly 223 - St. Louis

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Booth in the Exhibit Hall - Booth #119-121

3:00 PM

How Presbyterians Can Faithfully Respond to Climate Change

Saturday, June 16, 2018

General Assembly 223 - St. Louis

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Booth in the Exhibit Hall - Booth #119-121

2:00 PM

Faculty at PCUSA-Related Seminaries Call for the Denomination to Divest Immediately from Fossil Fuels

This week, faculty at theological seminaries affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) called for the denomination to fully divest the Board of Pensions and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation from fossil fuel industries.

Statement in Support of the Overture (09-08) on Nuclear Disarmament

At the very last minute before the upcoming GA, the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) has published a comment on pc-biz on this overture that goes far beyond the role of commenting and proposes what we view as a dangerous and bizarre substitute resolution.

Rev. Denise Anderson to Deliver Keynote for Peace Breakfast on June 20

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship is thrilled to announce that Rev. Denise Anderson will be the keynote speaker at the PPF Peace Breakfast on June 20, 2018 at 7 a.m. in St. Louis.

Progressive Presbyterians Issues Briefing

Saturday, June 16, 2018

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Centenary United Methodist Church, 55 Plaza Square, St. Louis

Join us for breakfast and briefings on all of the issues for progressive commissioners, advisory delegates, and observers. The church is about half a mile from the Convention Center. Transportation will be available for those requesting it.

Sponsored by the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, Presbyterian Voices for Justice, the Israel/Palestine Mission Network, Presbyterians for Earth Care, More Light Presbyterians, and Fossil Free PCUSA. 

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