General Assembly Approves Overture 45

The General Assembly has  approved Overture 45 from Potomac Presbytery by a vote of 814-87 with 15 abstentions. The overture authorizes the moderator to create a “Racial and Ethnic Reconciliation study committee, comprised of multiple ethnicities with ruling elder participation.”

The study committee would assess the current situation in the denomination regarding racial reconciliation, identify specific problems that need to be addressed, recommend specific steps that sessions and presbyteries could take to promote the

Through the overture the General Assembly also urges each presbytery and session to form similar study committees to consider how to make progress toward racial reconciliation in their specific contexts.

Read the text of the Overture here.

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