The 2016 General Assembly welcomed and adopted the Vision for Society Statement, which seeks to continue to place peacebuilding firmly at the heart of Christian discipleship and the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. The text of the Statement adopted by the General Assembly is as follows:
members of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland,
saved by grace and called by God
to grace-filled relationships,
in the power of the Holy Spirit
as ambassadors of Christ’s Kingdom
in a broken and divided world;
that the Good News of Jesus Christ
challenges and equips us
to develop radically new attitudes
and relationships with our neighbours
throughout the whole of Ireland.
our failure to live as Biblically faithful Christian peacebuilders
and to promote the counter culture of Jesus
in a society where cultures clash.
Accordingly, we affirm
Christian peacebuilding to be part of Christian discipleship
and reassert the Church’s calling
to pursue a peaceful and just society
in our day.
We seek a more reconciled community
at peace with each other,
where friend and foe, working together for the common good,
can experience healing
and the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.