Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

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Alternate Names: Task Force on Southern Africa, United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
Duration: Unknown, 1861 - Current (anti-colonialism and anti-apartheid work known in the 1970s and 1980s)
Location: Louisville, Kentucky, United States


In 1983 the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was formed by the merger of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (UPCUSA) and the Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS). In 1979 General Assembly of the UPCUSA established a Task Force on Southern Africa to co-ordinate the programs and concerns of the church regarding racism, colonialism and apartheid in Southern Africa. UPCUSA and after the merger the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was a sponsor of the Washington Office on Africa (WOA). The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) worked with the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR). (Source: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), UPCUSA and WOA documents on this website; and Wikipedia accessed September 23, 2013.)