PEC hosted a zoom chat about the actions by our national governing body with several people along with a time for questions of answers. The selective divestment from fossil fuels action got lots of attention, but there were many other actions worth our consideration and responding to personally, in your church and presbyteries.
1). The Rev. Susan Smith, Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) Co-Chair and co-author of Investing in a Green Future.
2). The Rev. Dr. Neddy Astudillo, GA commissioner, Co-Chair of Presbyterian Hunger Program Advisory Committee and GreenFaith staff.
3) The Rev. Jed Koball, Mission Advisory Delegate to GA, creator of Presbyterian Tree Fund overture and mission worker in Peru
4). The Rev. Bruce Gillette, Presbytery advocate for two GA overtures and PEC Moderator
5). You! We welcome your comments and questions.
The PCUSA General Assembly sets priorities for the church including at this GA adopting Climate Crisis as one of its six major emphasis for the Presbyterian Mission Agency, “The PMA’s work addressing the climate crisis in 2023–2024 will align with the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit global average temperature to an increase of no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius from preindustrial levels through education, advocacy, training, and partnerships, primarily through critical intersections with building congregational vitality, dismantling structural racism, and eliminating systemic poverty.”