From PC(USA) News & Announcements:
To our fellow Presbyterians:
Greetings in the Lord, the eternal Word made flesh in Jesus Christ! We are grateful to God that our church has the opportunity to consider together the implications of the historic Belhar Confession, written by a group of reconciling white and black Reformed Christians in South Africa who trusted that God's Word and Spirit had something to say about racism, apartheid, and human oppression, especially when that oppression was justified by the church. We American Presbyterians have a momentous opportunity to include this faithful document into our Book of Confessions as the first non-Western confession. We live in a time in which the center of the church is shifting from the global North to the global South. It is past time to take seriously this eloquent and compelling confession.
We are aware of some objections to adoption, especially in the White Evangelical community. As committed evangelicals ourselves who have remained consistent in our support of the current ordination standards, we find this quite curious, especially as evangelicals in the global South appear to support Belhar overwhelmingly. Let us now address some objections directly. Continue reading here.