June 19, 2015
Today, the RCA mourns with Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston, South Carolina, following the senseless events of Wednesday evening. A young white man entered the prayer meeting of a historically black congregation and shot ten people, killing nine. The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating the shooting as a...
June 16, 2015
June 15, 2015
Monday afternoon, General Synod recognized 50 congregations as Missional Impact Partners for their financial support of the mission and ministry of the RCA.
On Monday, the Commission on Christian Action (CCA) reported back on mass incarceration-related recommendations approved by last year’s synod.
June 14, 2015
June 13, 2015
Following extensive debate Saturday morning and afternoon, synod delegates voted to form a special council charged to describe a “constitutional pathway forward” for the RCA regarding human-sexuality questions related to ordination and marriage. The vote passed by a 2-to-1 margin....