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Election Packet for Presbyterians Published
22 May 1996 15:14:35
16 May 1996
96176 Election Packet for Presbyterians Published
by Jerry L. Van Marter
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--Seven Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) agencies have joined to
produce a 1996 election packet titled "Christian and Citizen."
Designed for congregational study and action, the packet includes a
three-part booklet that contains a theological reflection by the Rev.
Donald Shriver Jr. of Union Theological Seminary in New York called "A Call
to Citizenship," an issues section titled "Current Issues: The Public
Agenda in American Politics" that outlines General Assembly policy on
certain public issues and a study guide to the materials for adult church
The packet also includes a promotional poster, bulletin inserts,
worship resources, a sample letter to the editor, voter registration
information and rules for nonpartisan voter registration and education,
suggestions for running for public office, "Guidelines for Presbyterians
During Times of Disagreement" and a list of additional resources.
"Christian and Citizen" was produced by the Advisory Committee on
Social Witness Policy, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, the Presbyterian
Peacemaking Program, the Racial Justice office, the Social Justice office,
the Presbyterian Washington Office and the Women's Advocacy Program.
The packet can be ordered from Presbyterian Distribution Service at
(800) 524-2612. The product number is PDS#74360-96-315.
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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