John Bell, pastor of the Wellshire Presbyterian Church in Denver, does an excellent job in describing the PCUSA Divestment issue.
The Presbyterian Church USA has been accused of being influenced by and aligning with the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement and of taking action that is anti-Israel and pro-Palestine. This is simply not true. Most commissioners that I talked to had never heard of BDS. None that I talked to had read “Zionism Unsettled” and found verbal summaries of it to be disgusting. The PCUSA has long been a supporter of Israel and will continue to be. I am deeply sorry the action has been misunderstood, misinterpreted and has caused pain for our Jewish friends. Speaking for the vast majority of Presbyterians at the General Assembly, I can clearly say there was no malice intended. We too seek peace, justice and reconciliation.
This is a summary of what the General Assembly 2014 actually did (for more detail read: PCUSA Divestment):
The 2014 PCUSA General Assembly APPROVED a resolution…
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