97-GS-34 VOTED: The Twenty-first General Synod adopts the Resolution AWelfare Reform.@
RESOLUTION AWELFARE REFORM@
WHEREAS, the implementation of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PWRA), commonly known as the ?1996 Welfare Reform Act@, over the next five years threatens millions of children and their families with poverty and homelessness–particulary mentally and developmentally challenged children, children of legally resident immigrants, and victims of domestic violence;
O1-GS-08 VOTED: The Twenty-third General Synod adopts the resolution, “Calling on the United Church of Christ to Join the Decade to Overcome Violence.” Calling on the United Church of Christ to Join the Decade to Overcome Violence
We recognize that family violence and abuse in all its forms—verbal, psychological, physical, sexual— is detrimental to the covenant of the human community. We encourage the Church to provide a safe environment, counsel, and support for the victim. While we deplore the actions of the abuser, we affirm that person to be in need of God’s redeeming love.
This course seeks to increase awareness of sexual and domestic violence, develop strategies of response and prevention, and strengthen cooperation between churches and community resources. A major focus is the religious and theological concerns of victims/ survivors and their questions about suffering, power, forgiveness, reconciliation, and hope.
Recommendations in Regard to the Human Sexuality Study
Adopted by the Eleventh General Synod, United Church of Christ
“Resolved, that the Eleventh General Synod of the United Church of Christ: Calls upon the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries to continue to provide leadership in developing resources concerning human sexuality for appropriate use by various
age groups in local churches and to provide consultative services and training for Conference, Associations, and congregations
who wish to sponsor programs concerned with human sexuality and family life.”
General Conference Mennonite Church
We affirm that sexuality is a good and beautiful gift of God, a gift of identity and a way of being in the world as male and female.
We affirm that we can feel positive about our bodies and our sexuality because we know our Creator.
We affirm that sexual drives are a real part of our lives, but that the satisfaction of those drives is not the chief good in life.
We affirm both the goodness of singleness and the goodness of marriage and family in the Lord.