What does the ACWC do?
What is the work of ACWC?
Following each General Assembly, ACWC determines the general focus of its work for the next two years and divides the committee into working groups.
Currently, the committee completes its work in two working groups:
The name of this group was derived from the Greek, “Oikos,” or household. Words like ecology, economy, and ecumenism all share this common linguistic root. This work group focuses on a broad range of issues, including but not limited to: new clergywomen (young and 2nd career), women and the economy, and theologies emerging from women’s experiences.
Gender, Power and Privilege:
This work group focuses on issues including but not limited to: all forms of violence against women and children, reproductive justice, justice for survivors of sexual assault, sexual violence in the military, human trafficking, immigration, and health care disparities.
Also connected to ACWC’s work are:
The Women of Color Joint Working Group
The General Assembly adopted the report and recommendations from the Women of Color Consultation Task Force, Hearing and Singing New Songs to God. ACWC and the Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns (ACREC), in consultation with Presbyterian Women and the National Cross Caucus, collaborated on the project. The ACWC-ACREC Joint Working Group continues to review this work and looks forward to implementing and monitoring the report’s suggested actions.