Letters of Encouragement and Advocacy
The International Affairs Committee makes recommendations about what the church might say in response to global issues. In accordance with recommendations approved by the General Assembly, Moderators have written letters to governments (foreign and domestic) regarding climate change, peace building, trade agreements, global migration, and overseas development assistance. When appropriate, letters are also written to church partners who are working for justice and peace. These letters engage the church in the public life and express concern and hope for partners overseas.
General Assembly Appointees: Boghos Barbouri (convener), Wayne Barchard, Erin Chong Sun Ko, Mary Kyei, Jacob Lee, Amy Zavitz
Life & Mission Appointees: Jacques Dalton, Dorcas Gordon, Dianne Ollerenshaw, Gordon Timbers, Ron Wallace
Atlantic Mission Society Appointee: Penny Gillies
Women’s Missionary Society Appointee: Janet Brewer