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PCUSA – In Whose Name?

Will Spotts highlights the series of negative consequences likely to come out of the passing of any anti-Israel resolutions or support for anti-Israel reports at next month’s Presbyterian General Assembly (PCUSA GA). As he and others have highlighted in the past, anti-Israel measures are different than other controversial matters that church bodies such as the […]

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PCUSA and the Power of Reason

Will Spotts, my partner at the Bearing Witness site dedicated to fighting anti-Israel animus within the Presbyterian Church, have a little contest going to see who can take the longest to get to the point. There is a philosophical message regarding this little bit of self-deprication at the expense of our somewhat-longish prose. For you […]

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This and That

Just a few links in today’s update. First off, I wrote a feature that appeared in today’s Jerusalem Post that updates the BDS story for the last 1-2 years. Most regular readers will be familiar with the themes and stories which this piece gathers into a single location. Will Spotts, my partner on the Bearing […]

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PCUSA – Stacking the Deck?

In 2004, the Presbyterian Church in the US (PCUSA) voted to begin a process of “phased, selective divestment” in companies doing business with Israel. Putting aside the fact that this vote was taken towards the end of the General Assembly (with even its proponents unaware of the significance it would have in energizing the global […]

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The PCUSA Agenda

Will Spotts, my friend and partner over at Bearing Witness 2010 recently wrote up a list of the issues that will be coming before the PCUSA General Assembly relating to the Middle East. In brief, they include resolutions and reports that ask the church to officially: “· divest from Caterpillar “· strongly denounce Caterpillar “· […]

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PCUSA – Decline and Fall?

The Presbyterian Church represents an interesting case study on the degenerative impact of the embrace of BDS and similar strategies by institutions. In one respect, the church has clearly not developed the anti-bodies needed to defend against those who want nothing more than to leverage the reputation of the centuries-old church, to get their Israel=Apartheid […]

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Bearing Witness 2010

Well the Presbyterian Church’s (PCUSA) 2010 General Assembly is just a month away, so it’s time to turn our attention to the many Middle East related resolutions and reports that will be presented at that meeting. Given how this week’s Flotilla of Peace/Hate story continues to dominate the news, now might seem a strange time […]

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Friends and Allies

A couple of the more laughable moments during the recent divestment follies in California involved attempts to lump the Berkeley “victory” with a similar “win” at Hampshire College last year. The fact that both the Berkeley and Hampshire BDS attempts were epic failures (the latter having the after-effect of putting every college administrator on guard […]

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