General Assembly 2004
Presbyterian Peace Fellowship at GA
INVITATION TO COMMISSIONERS, YOUTH ADVISORY
DELEGATES, OTHER DELEGATES
AND VISITORS TO THE 216TH
GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
THE PEACE BREAKFAST
Sponsored by the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship
Wednesday, June 30 - 6:45 am
Christian Leadership Challenge:
PEACE IS MORE PATRIOTIC THAN WAR !"
SPEAKER: DR. BOB EDGAR
General Secretary, National Council of Churches of Christ in
the USA, former Member of Congress, with a passionate & lucid commitment
to social justice and human rights, outspoken against the Iraq War
2004 PEACESEEKER AWARD:
PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE
Presbyterians who have gone
to Prison as a Witness
to Close the School of the Americas (WHISC)
BREAKFAST TICKETS $18.00
ticket NOW, with your registration for G.A.
$5.00 REBATE for Commissioners &
Wear your Commissioner or Advisory Delegate Name Tag
to the Breakfast to
receive your $5.00 rebate at the door.
PLACE: Marriott Richmond Hotel,
500 East Broad
Street, Richmond, Virginia
Visit the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship Exhibit in the Exhibit Area.
Some tickets will be available at the Assembly, but you are strongly urged
to purchase tickets in advance.
Send $18.00 check to Presbyterian Peace Fellowship:
c/o Peggy Howland, 245 Rumsey Road, Apt. 3J, Yonkers, NY 10701-4526 (by June
or e-mail <
Advance tickets purchased by mail may be picked up
at the PPF Exhibit by Tuesday afternoon, or at the door Wednesday morning
You’re invited to join in on ...
CONVERSATIONS AT THE
PEACE FELLOWSHIP BOOTH
RICHMOND GA, JUNE 2004 – BOOTH NO. 722
SATURDAY, JUNE 26 – 2:00 TO 3:00 PM
"Richmond Peace Education Center" • Ken Willis, Director
SUNDAY, JUNE 27 – 3:00 TO 4:00 PM
"Presbyterians Concerned about Colombia" • Bill Galvin, Anne Barstow, and Members
of Presbyterian Delegation to Colombia, May 2004
MONDAY, JUNE 28 – 3:00 TO 4:00 PM
"No More Deaths" - Volunteering in the Arizona desert to save lives of
Mexican migrants who have lost their way. • National Young Adult Volunteers in
migrant ministries on the border.
TUESDAY, JUNE 29 – 10:00 to 11:00 AM
"Israel/Palestine: Is Peace Possible?" • Christine Caton, Christian Peacemaker
TUESDAY, JUNE 29 – 3:00 TO 4:00 PM
"Prisoners of Conscience-2004 Peaceseeker Award Honorees" • Presbyterians Who Have Gone to Prison
as a Witness to Close the School of the Americas (WHISC)
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30 – 10:00 TO 11:00 AM
"The Christian Leadership Challenge: Peace Is More Patriotic Than War"
• Dr. Bob Edgar, Peace Breakfast Speaker
Also Al Winn will be signing copies of his book, Ain’t Gonna Study
War No More, which will be available at the booth. Check the booth
for dates and times.
ratified (or not) by the presbyteries
A number of the most important actions of the 219th
General Assembly are now being sent to the presbyteries for their
action, to confirm or reject them as amendments to the PC(USA) Book
We're providing resources to help inform the
reflection and debate, along with updates on the voting.
Our three areas of primary interest are:
which would remove the current ban on
lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender persons being considered as
possible candidates for ordination as elder or ministers.|
which would add the Belhar Confession to our Book of
10-1, which would adopt the new Form of Government
that was approved by the Assembly. |
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