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General Assembly 2004

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship at GA




Sponsored by the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship

Wednesday, June 30 - 6:45 am

"The Christian Leadership Challenge:



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


Presbyterians who have gone to Prison as a Witness
to Close the School of the Americas (WHISC)

BREAKFAST TICKETS $18.00 (full breakfast)
Order your ticket NOW, with your registration for G.A.

$5.00 REBATE for Commissioners & Advisory Delegates
Wear your Commissioner or Advisory Delegate Name Tag
to the Breakfast to receive your $5.00 rebate at the door.

PLACE: Marriott Richmond Hotel, Salons F,G,H,I,J
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 10)
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 ...



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 Teams

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 in Dialogue

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.



GA actions 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 of Order.

We're providing resources to help inform the reflection and debate, along with updates on the voting.

Our three areas of primary interest are:

bullet Amendment 10-A, which would remove the current ban on lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender persons being considered as possible candidates for ordination as elder or ministers.

bullet Amendment 10-2, which would add the Belhar Confession to our Book of Confessions.

bullet Amendment 10-1, which would adopt the new Form of Government that was approved by the Assembly.

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Some blogs worth visiting

PVJ's Facebook page

Mitch Trigger, PVJ's Secretary/Communicator, has created a Facebook page where Witherspoon members and others can gather to exchange news and views. Mitch and a few others have posted bits of news, both personal and organizational. But there’s room for more!

You can post your own news and views, or initiate a conversation about a topic of interest to you.


Voices of Sophia blog

Heather Reichgott, who has created this new blog for Voices of Sophia, introduces it:

After fifteen years of scholarship and activism, Voices of Sophia presents a blog. Here, we present the voices of feminist theologians of all stripes: scholars, clergy, students, exiles, missionaries, workers, thinkers, artists, lovers and devotees, from many parts of the world, all children of the God in whose image women are made. .... This blog seeks to glorify God through prayer, work, art, and intellectual reflection. Through articles and ensuing discussion we hope to become an active and thoughtful community.


John Harris’ Summit to Shore blogspot

Theological and philosophical reflections on everything between summit to shore, including kayaking, climbing, religion, spirituality, philosophy, theology, politics, culture, travel, The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), New York City and the Queens neighborhood of Ridgewood by a progressive New York City Presbyterian Pastor. John is a former member of the Witherspoon board, and is designated pastor of North Presbyterian Church in Flushing, NY.


John Shuck’s Shuck and Jive

A Presbyterian minister, currently serving as pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton, Tenn., blogs about spirituality, culture, religion (both organized and disorganized), life, evolution, literature, Jesus, and lightening up.


Got more blogs to recommend?

Please send a note, and we'll see what we can do!


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