CONFESSION OF BELHAR PDF

The full version of the Confession of Belhar, originally published September . This version was added to the Book of Confessions in The Belhar Confession, drafted in by the Dutch Reformed Mission Church ( DRMC), has its roots in the struggle against apartheid in southern Africa. In this. PORTLAND, Ore. – The General Assembly made history by voting June 22 to add the Belhar Confession – a moving call for reconciliation.

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Belhar becomes the first confession from the global south the mostly-white PC USA has ever adopted — and the PC USA has done so at a time when racial tension, injustice and violence in the United States make headlines nearly confessiion day. Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons explained to the assembly the ramifications of the vote that was about to be taken.

Adopting Belhar, the nd General Assembly makes history – The Presbyterian Outlook

Denise Anderson, called for discussion. The commissioners then voted overwhelmingly to approve the measure, and with that the first confession since The Brief Statement of Faith in was added to the Book confsesion Confessions. Belhar has been a long time coming. The th General Assembly in approved it but Belhar then failed to win approval from the required two-thirds of presbyteries. The th General Assembly in created a special co mmittee given the task of studying the Confession of Belhar and creating educational materials.

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Once again, inthe assembly approved the addition of Belhar — the first step in the process. This time, the required two-thirds of the presbyteries did vote in favor — allowing Belhar to come to the nd General Assembly for the confesssion vote, the last step in a long process.

The Belhar Confession

I will never forget this date. Thank you so much for coming to this point of this journey brlhar I thank you for this action tonight. Boesak acknowledged both how much progress has been made against racism and injustice, and how much more is needed.

He told of the adoption of Belhar in his own denomination in There was no doubt the gift of Belhar had finally been fully unwrapped.

Concession a beautiful time of celebration! I eagerly look forward when the words of Belhar can be spoken aloud and believed in our services of worship. The assembly gathered was moved by his words: I will never […].

You must be logged in to post a comment. And in other ways they are like a panorama…. Speaking Thursday night, June 21, to a crowd of 37, the year-old evangelist who’s been revered for more than 50 years, spoke of the racial tension “smoldering underneath” American cities today. Bailey won an honorable mention for best redesign. During the past year — his first with the magazine — he oversaw improvements in both the appearance and printing of The Outlook.

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Scanlon also received a first-place award for “professional resource” for an article she wrote for U. The commissioners then voted overwhelmingly to approve. Co-moderators upon approval of Belhar. Photo by Ed Sackett. Comments What a beautiful time of celebration! Wayne Bryan Columbia, SC. Log in to Reply. Trackbacks […] reported earlier, Godfrey Betha, vice moderator of the Uniting Reformed Church of Southern Africa, was invited to addr…. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.

And in other ways they are like a panorama… Billy Graham brings his crusade to Louisville Speaking Thursday night, June 21, to a crowd of 37, the year-old evangelist who’s been revered for more than 50 years, spoke of the racial tension “smoldering underneath” American cities today.

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