Committee Work

A Thorn in the Flesh

On Monday, we began committee work which involved open hearings and testimony on overtures that have been offered by presbyteries. One of the reasons I came out to Portland was to advocate for issues related to Israel/Palestine and in particular to continue to advocate for a Two State Solution to the conflict. So Monday and Tuesday I spent the day at the Middle East Committee.

The major document that was discussed in the committee was the report of Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy that raised questions regarding the Two State Solution. This overture was 8-06, 8 is the committee number for the MIddle East Committee and 06 meant it was the 6th overture made to the committee.

During the committee hearing I coordinated testimony on behalf of Presbyterian for Middle East Peace. After much discussion and debate, the report was passed but with comment which affirmed the Two State…

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