Cynthia Bolbach, an elder from Washington DC, was elected moderator.
122 Young Adult Volunteers and 17 Missionaries were commissioned for work around the globe.
The Belhar Confession, a confession of Christian unity written by South African Christians protesting Aparthide, was approved for inclusion in the PC(USA) Book of Confessions. (Must be ratified by a majority of presbyteries.)
A new, simpler, more flexible Form of Government was approved to govern the church. (Must be ratified by a majority of presbyteries.)
Marriage as defined between a man and a woman was reaffirmed.
A comprehensive report on the Middle East was accepted which, among other things:
- Called for an immediate cessation of violence on all sides.
- Reaffirmed Israel's right to exist
- Called for an end to Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories
- Called for a freeze on the establishment of settlements
Called for an end to the war in Afghanistan.