Presbyterian News Headlines For The Week Ending May 19, 2012 -- Bullying, Departures and a Merger
A few items that caught my attention this week
As the 2012 General Assembly gets underway there are reports that a secret survey of the Kirk's central office staff alleges "disturbing levels of bullying."
At its regular stated presbytery meeting the Presbytery of Tropical Florida dismissed nine churches from the PC(USA), most to ECO.
The Presbytery of Mississippi dismissed three churches from the PC(USA) to the EPC.
The Reformed Church of France - the largest Protestant body in France and tracing its origin back to the Huguenots - merged with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of France to form the United Protestant Church of France.
Finally, if any news item went viral this week it was the resolution of the Presbytery of the Redwoods objecting to the rebuke of Teaching Elder Jane Spahr by their PJC that was upheld on appeal to the SPJC and the GAPJC. I commented on that and there are numerous article about it including ones from the San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post and the Associated Press.
We now have two General Assemblies underway so there will be lots to talk about next week.