Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns (ACREC)
Called to be “... doers of the word and not merely hearers ...” (James 1:22a)
ACREC maintains a strong prophetic witness to the church as an advocate for people of color, monitoring existing and emerging issues in the church and society as they impact our constituent communities. Issues include, but are not limited to, civil rights, racial justice, economic justice, public education, law enforcement, health care, employment, housing, immigration rights and environmental justice.
ACREC 2013-2014 Meeting Summaries
The Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns uses its regularly scheduled meetings to explore a wide range of topics of special interest to the committee and its work. ACREC is committed to and has participated in Anti-Racism and Cultural Proficiency training at each of its meetings. The committee also hears and responds to reports at each meeting from all of the caucus/council/coordinating committee representatives and liaisons to and from other groups. At each meeting in Louisville, ACREC connects with the Executive Director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, the Director of Racial Ethnic and Women’s Ministries/Presbyterian Women, the Associate for Gender and Racial Justice, and the Racial Ethnic Leadership Development Manager, when possible.
220th General Assembly (2012)
All of ACREC’s reports and resolutions and to the 220th General Assembly (2012) were approved, though some with edits. Learn more about them here:
Learn about issues
- Criminal Justice
- Cultural Proficiency
- Electoral Reform
- Fair Food
- Immigrant Rights
- Racial Ethnic Farmers/Ranchers