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PC(USA) stated clerk joins religious leaders in welcoming ceasefire

Presbyterian News Service LOUISVILLE – The Reverend Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A), has signed on to the following statement welcoming…

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Largest Presbyterian denomination in U.S. demands Obama push for Israeli-Hamas ceasefire

By Michael Gryboski The largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States released a statement Tuesday demanding that President Barack Obama push Israel and Hamas towards negotiating a ceasefire…

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Presbyerian Church (USA)’s very special interest in Israel

By Mark Tooley The stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Gradye Parsons, has released a verbose statement demanding an end to the “violence” between Israel and Hamas…

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PCUSA stated clerk issues statement on Gaza crisis

By Gradye Parsons LOUISVILLE – “Love your neighbor as yourself.”  Christians, Jews, and Muslims are all commanded by God to love God and our neighbor with our whole…

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Presbyterians looking for ways to hold General Assembly accountable

A presbytery executive in Pennsylvania agrees with the former head of the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s Office of Theology and Worship that the procedures followed by the General Assembly…

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Stated Clerk asks president to honor protections afforded to children

From the Office of the General Assembly LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Reverend Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, wrote a letter to the President of the…

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‘Zionism Unsettled’ no longer sold on PCUSA web site

Presbyterian News Service Effective immediately, the publication Zionism Unsettled, will no longer be sold on the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) website. Last week in Detroit, the 221st General Assembly…

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Presbyterians decline while other churches grow

By Mark Tooley The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), whose General Assembly starts this week in Detroit, is a case study in oldline Protestant decline. Its latest membership stats show…

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Embroiled over Israel, Presbyterians invite a rabbi to the pulpit

By Lauren Markoe (RNS) In a sign of the precarious state of Presbyterian-Jewish relations, the rabbi who heads the largest branch of Judaism in North America will appeal directly…

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PCUSA membership declines again in 2013 (updated)

While the decline wasn’t as big as 2012, the Presbyterian Church (USA)’s reported membership loss in 2013 is still alarming. According to the 2013 statistics for the PCUSA,…

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