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Presbyterian Church (USA) Adopts Resolution on Evolution and Education

On June 20 the 214th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), meeting in Columbus, Ohio, passed the following resolution:

"The 214th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA)

"1. Reaffirms that God is Creator, in accordance with the witness of Scripture and the Reformed Confessions.

"2. Reaffirms that there is no contradiction between an evolutionary theory of human origins and the doctrine of God as Creator.

"3. Encourages State Boards of Education across the nation to establish standards for science education in Public Schools based on the most reliable content of scientific knowledge as determined by the scientific community.

"4. Calls upon Presbyterian scientists and science educators to assist congregations, presbyteries, communities, and the public to understand what constitutes reliable scientific knowledge."