This post is a continuation of Advocacy as Discipleship Pre-GA Issue. This edition of this publication seeks to provide an preview of the social justice business before the 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Mission Coordination – Committee 8
Divestment from For-Profit Prisons
Sponsored by the Presbyterian Mission Agency, item 08-09 recommends that the category of publicly traded corporations that directly manage or operate for-profit prisons, jails, and/or detention centers be added to the list of companies from which the GA urges divestment and/or proscription of investment ownership. This is to say the recommendation, in response to a direction from the 220th GA (2012), is asking that any for-profit prisons, jails, and/or detention centers be added to the list of companies in which the church will no longer invest.
To read the complete items of business before the Mission Coordination Committee, visit the General Assembly's business website at http://www.pc-biz.org.