Below is a summary of the major decisions made by the General Assembly on Friday, June 28.

Overtures that Address the Subject of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault

The General Assembly has answered Overture 7, “Form an Ad Interim Committee to Address Matters Related to Domestic Abuse, Domestic Oppression, and Sexual Assault,” in the affirmative as amended.

The General Assembly has answered Overtures 10,13, 20, 26, 31, 38, 43, and 47 with reference to the its answer to Overture 7.

Overtures that Request Changes to Allow Non-ordained Person to Serve on Committees and Boards

The General Assembly has answered Overture 8, “Amend BCO 14-1.10, 14-1.11, and 14-1.12 to Allow Non-ordained Persons to serve on Committees and Boards,” in the negative. The vote was 618-260.

The General Assembly has answered Overtures 14, 19, 21, and 32 with reference to its answer to Overture 8.

Overtures that Request Action Regarding an Agency

The General Assembly has answered Overture 2, “Encourage CTS toward Growth and Release from Assembly Oversight,” in the negative. The vote was 681-164.

Other Remaining Overtures

The General Assembly has answered Overtures 40, “Overture for Sessions to Acknowledge and Support Women Leaders without Delay or More Divisiveness,” in the negative. 

 The General Assembly moderator ruled Overture 46, “Reaffirm PCA’s Commitment Regarding the Sanctity of Life and Our Stance Against Abortion in Particular,” out of order because it asks the GA to re-affirm a previous action.

The Assembly answered Overtures 48, “Make a Stronger Statement regarding Abortion,” in the negative.