Learn about racial justice ministries
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) professes that racism, in all its forms, is contrary to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Yet, it acknowledges that racism is a reality in both church and society. In faithful witness to the love of Christ, the church is committed to confronting racism and racial oppression in the church and the world, working to overcome racism with prayer, discernment and worship-based action.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) reaches out to its sisters and brothers of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Charleston
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) reaches out to its sisters and brothers of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Charleston, South Carolina, where nine people were killed when a gunman opened fire Wednesday night during Bible study. We grieve with the families of the victims and members of their church community. We hope the perpetrator is soon captured and brought to justice.. Read more.
Recent News: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Inspires Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) Staff to a Renewed Commitment to Free Oppressed People
Fifty years after the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, staff from across all six agencies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) came together Wednesday during a special worship service to witness to the love of God in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a martyr to the faith, in the cause of justice, whose birthday is being celebrated today in a national holiday honoring King. Read more.
Meet the Associate for Gender and Racial Justice: Sera Chung
Sera Chung serves as the Associate for Gender and Racial Justice in the Presbyterian Mission Agency. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary with a concentration in religion and culture. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Binghamton University. She speaks fluent Korean and English and can read, speak and write in Spanish and Japanese. In 2012-2013, Sera served a year-long internship at the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations.
Sera served as a Research Assistant at Princeton University, and assisted in conducting in-depth interviews and research for a national study of religious leaders. She was a student partner with the Office of Multicultural Relations, researching the revitalization of the Asian American Program at Princeton. Sera is also an accomplished musician.