Religion | PCA confesses past racism and approves study committee on women in ministry
by James Bruce
Posted 7/08/16, 01:00 am
Race and gender. Not easy issues, but commissioners to the 44th General Assembly (GA) of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) tackled both this June.
Questions about racism, past and present, dominated deliberations at the district level before GA: The districts, called presbyteries, send resolutions (“overtures”) to the assembly, and two-thirds of them this year dealt with racism. The GA overwhelmingly approved one overture confessing past and present sins of racism, and another to establish a study committee on racial reconciliation.