By the Presbyterian News Service
At its June 6-8 meeting in Albany and Schenectady, N.Y., the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy heard from its study teams, discussed General Assembly referrals and met with local Presbyterians engaged in outreach in Albany Presbytery.
The 12-member committee is elected by the General Assembly to help the whole church address matters of Christian conscience in an informed way.
ACSWP voted to work with the Advocacy Committee on Women’s Concerns on ways to address sexual abuse in the military and to continue its work on issues of compensation for lower-paid ministers and employees of the denomination. This last concern comes from two referrals from the 220th General Assembly (2012) report on the Church in the 21st Century.