These are the ministry reports on the schedule for Tuesday, July 16.
1307 -- Council on Christian Unity
1312 -- Division of Overseas Ministries / Global Ministries
1306 -- Council of Colleges and Universities
1309 -- Disciples of Christ Historical Society
1315 --National Convocation of the Christian Church
1327 -- Becoming a People of Grace and Welcome to All
Submitted by several sources - see the resolution for complete list
The General Assembly calls upon the Church to recognize itself as striving to become a people of grace and welcome to all God’s children though differing in sexual orientation or gender identity, affirming that neither are grounds for exclusion from fellowship or service within the church, and calling upon all expressions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), as a people of grace and welcome, to acknowledge their support for the welcome of and hospitality to all.
1319 -- Report of General Assembly Committee of the General Board
Submitted by: General Board
Includes follow-up on previous General Assembly resolutions, such as 0919 Christian Unity & War; 1116 Addressing Anti-Muslim Action in America; 1117 Call for Reflection and Advocacy on Behalf of the Democratic Republic of Congo; 1119 Moral Injury and Spiritual Care in a Time of War; 1120 Human Trafficking; 1121 Justice in Education Reform; and 1122 Preventing Abuse and Ministering to Its Victims and Survivors Creating Safe Church/Safe Ministry.
1329 -- Supporting a treaty for the Prevention of Torture
Submitted by: Park Avenue Christian Church, New York
Calls on the assembly to urge U.S. and Canadian legislators to ratify Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) and that the Office of General Minister and President spread the request of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture for study of the issue.
1331 -- Resolution Condemning Drone Warfare
Submitted by: Disciples Peace Fellowship
A request to condemn the use of drones outside war and for the General Minister and President to send a letter to the president of the United States expressing the sentiment of the assembly.
1322 -- Encouraging a Fuller Experience of the Holy Land
Submitted by: Bethany Beach Christian Church, Bethany Beach, Delaware
The resolution encourage travelers to be in contact with the Division of Overseas Ministries for information about a balanced approach to visiting the region.
1328 -- Removal of Any Racist Language in the Governing Documents of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Submitted by: Woodland Christian Church; Heights Christian Church; Christian Church in Ohio Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciliation Commission The resolution calls for a racially inclusive panel review the governing documents of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and recommend to the appropriate bodies any needed changes to those documents.
1330 -- Change in Regional Boundaries Great River Region and Tennessee
Submitted by: The Governance Committee of the General Board in consultation with First Christian Church, West Memphis, Arkansas, the Great River Region and the Tennessee Region
First Christian Church in West Memphis, though in Arkansas, is geographically and culturally connected to the Tennessee region.
1325 -- Change in Regional Boundaries South Idaho, Oregon and Central Rocky Mountain regions
Submitted by: Governance Committee of the General Board in consultation with the congregations and board of the affected region
The South Idaho regional board voted to close the region at the end of 2013. This item moves forward the new regional alignment of the congregations with some congregations joining the Oregon region and some joining the Central Rocky Mountain region.
For full information about the business going on (including info on what Resolutions are and what they do) you can visit the Business page on the General Assembly website.