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The mission of Seattle Presbytery is to participate, in word and deed, in God’s transforming work through the Gospel of Jesus Christ: †by strengthening the witness and mission of our congregations and members and by building strong partnerships with each other and the larger Christian community.

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GA219: Social justice committee looks at wide range of topics

Seattle Presbytery

From the GA website - A measure to “protest the blatant disregard for the sanctity of our Lord’s name in motion pictures and public broadcast by the entertainment industry” was approved Monday by the 219th General Assembly Committee on Social Justice Issues: Promotion of Social Righteousness.

The committee recommended the slightly modified overture after three hours of debate by a vote of 41-9 with two abstentions.

The committee also approved, with modifications, “Living Through Economic Crisis: The Church’s Witness in Troubled Times: A Social Involvement Report.”

The Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) report deals with supporting the unemployed and underemployed. The committee recommendation calls for no more than $40,040 to be spent developing the study between now and the 2012 Assembly. The final vote was 30-16 with three abstentions.

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