Through Advisory Opinions (AO), the Stated Clerk offers a well-researched opinion on a provision or interpretation of the Constitution that is not clearly defined in the church’s life. A Constitutional Musing (CM) is intended as a helpful reflection by OGA on a particular issue currently being considered by many councils. Neither AOs or CMs are binding and do not constitute an Authoritative Interpretation (AI), which is an interpretation of the Constitution that carries the authority of the General Assembly and is binding on the councils of the church.
The Office of Immigration Issues is a resource for Presbyterians, congregations and councils seeking to discern a faithful response to national and local immigration issues.
Constitutional Interpretation provides advice about the Book of Order and the Book of Confessions and staffs permanent and temporary entities of the General Assembly. Through the Office of Immigration, Constitutional Interpretation provides the church with legal, policy and advocacy resources on immigration issues.