General Synod Statements on Social and Ethical Issues

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The Reformed Church in America's General Synod often speaks on important social and ethical issues. Careful and prayerful biblical and theological reflection shapes the church's response to current issues. "Reformed and always reforming," the church seeks to know the mind of Christ as it strives to be faithful in a changing, complex world.

General Synod papers provide guidance to the members of the church and are a part of the church's witness in society.

These reports and study papers were originally presented at General Synod, the RCA's annual church-wide assembly. Many were produced by commissions, task groups, and church agencies in response to a request by synod to study an issue in greater depth, often for a year or longer, so a future General Synod could make informed decisions.

General Synod Statements: Abortion

Details about General Synod actions on the topic of abortion.

General Synod Statements: Alcohol

Details about General Synod actions on the topic of alcohol.

General Synod Statements: Capital Punishment

Details about General Synod actions on the topic of capital punishment.

General Synod Statements: Christian Zionism

Details about General Synod actions on the topic of Christian Zionism.

General Synod Statements: Divorce and Remarriage

Details about General Synod actions on the topic of divorce and remarriage.

General Synod Statements: Environment

Details about General Synod actions on the topic of the environment.

General Synod Statements: Fair Trade Coffee

Details about General Synod actions on the topic of fair trade coffee.

General Synod Statements: Gambling

Details about General Synod actions on the topic of gambling.

General Synod Statements: Genetic Engineering

Details about General Synod actions on the topic of genetic engineering.

General Synod Statements: Gun Control

Details about General Synod actions on the topic of gun control.

General Synod Statements: Homosexuality

Details about General Synod actions on the topic of homosexuality.

General Synod Statements: Hunger

Details about General Synod actions on the topic of hunger.

General Synod Statements: Immigration

Details about General Synod actions on the topic of Immigrants and Immigration.

General Synod Statements: Marriage and Cohabitation

Details about General Synod actions on the topic of marriage and cohabitation.

General Synod Statements: Physician-Assisted Suicide

Details about General Synod actions on the topic of physician-assisted suicide.

General Synod Statements: Pornography

Details about General Synod actions on the topic of pornography.

General Synod Statements: Poverty

Details about General Synod actions on the topic of poverty.

General Synod Statements: Socially Responsible Investing

Details about General Synod actions on the topic of socially responsible investing.

General Synod Statements: Tobacco

Details about General Synod actions onthe topic of tobacco.

General Synod Statements: Women in Ministry

Details about General Synod actions on the topic of women in ministry.