PCUSAPresbyterian Church (USA, formal denominational name)
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In 1983, the PCUSA General Assembly adopted a policy which affirmed abortion as a "stewardship responsibility." PCUSA today actively supports the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC, formerly known as the Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights, or RCAR).
Similar preconference meetings continued until the 1958 merger with the PCUSA. In 1923 newly appointed missionaries were included, and by 1939 the preconference meeting was used as an occasion for the board to make policies.
A resource sheet on pcusa.org ("Christian Zionism") identifies five core beliefs: First, "God's covenant with Israel is eternal and unconditional" and involves promises to the land.
Jewish organizations have criticized PCUSA's decision, calling it unfair.
The 1997 full-communion agreement between the ELCA and three Reformed churches--the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (PCUSA), the Reformed Church in America, and the United Church of Christ--includes a provision that the churches "pledge themselves to living together under the Gospel in such a way that the principle of mutual affirmation and admonition becomes the basis of a trusting relationship in which respect and love for the other will have a chance to grow." (24)
Members of a regional Chesapeake-area Presbyterian council (PCUSA) were developing a conscious awareness of their spiritual relationship with the cosmos as part of their uniquely theological commitment to the environment.
(PCUSA) and other denominations were denationalized and returned to the former owners starting in 1998.
PCUSA stands on the simple truth that we are all "works in progress," each imbued with the Spirit, which calls us to live and love like Christ.
Some churches, such as the Presbyterian Church-USA (PCUSA), healed Civil War divisions only as recently as the 1980s.
Though the divisions within the PCUSA have not become as contentious as those of the US Episcopal (Anglican) Church, they have nonetheless been heated, and those opposed to the action said it would harm the church.