Category Archives: Pittsburgh

The Plenary Sessions, Voting and Procedures in the PC(USA) General Assembly

(You can read the first of my posts about the PC(USA) General Assembly here). Plenary sessions of the PC(USA) GA– bringing together all the various delegates- took place in a vast conference hall in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in central … Continue reading

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Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly: introduction

Following the Community Organising course in Columbus, Ohio, I returned to New York (with a diversion to Atlanta, Georgia due thunderstorms in New York) to spend a few days once again with the Gearys in White Plains. Then, on 30 … Continue reading

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Evening Prayer at the General Assembly

I offered the evening prayer at the end of the evening session on 4 July 2012 of the 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Watch from 1:44:25 on the video below. Related articles Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly: … Continue reading

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PC (USA) online

If you want to follow my quick comments about developments at the PC(USA) General Assembly, see the Facebook page of Old High St Stephen’s Church, which has my Facebook and Twitter feeds (you don’t need to be a Facebook member … Continue reading

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PC(USA) statistics

From today’s General Assembly in Pittsburgh, a few statistics about the Presbyterian Church (USA): There were 10,466 churches in 2011. In 2010, membership dipped to below 2 million. For every 1 worshipper under 25, there are 6 over 65. The … Continue reading

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At the PC(USA) General Assembly

The General Assembly (GA) of the Presbyterian Church (USA) began today, and will continue through to Sunday. I’m here to meet folks, but I’m also representing the Church of Scotland at the gathering

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Economics and the General Assemblies

I have been asked to testify to the testify to the PC(USA) General Assembly’s Committee on Social Justice about the Special Commission on the Purposes of Economic Activity set up by the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly in 2012, which … Continue reading

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Will Israel, gay issues to dominate PC (USA) General Assembly?

The online newspaper The Huffington Post today provided this useful summary of some of the big issues before this year’s Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly. There’s coverage and comment on the disvestment controversy I covered in my last blog post. … Continue reading

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