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Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries

 


Please give to the Native American Church Property Fund

The 223rd General Assembly (2018) directed the Presbyterian Foundation to create an ongoing fund for urgent and immediate repairs and improvements at Native American churches and chapel. We appreciate your generosity.
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In Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries, we engage the Church in its mission to become more diverse and inclusive of racial, ethnic, cultural and language groups, and we equip women for leadership in all ministries of the Church.  We are blessed to see a vision of Pentecost every day. There are Presbyterian Mission Agency offices supporting African American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino-a, Korean, Middle Eastern, Native American and African Intercultural ministries. The people of color and new immigrant worshiping communities that we support regularly gather together, constructing a people of color identity that stems from a common history, heritage and language. We work closely with people of color and new immigrant worshiping communities through mid councils, caucus groups, and networks, engaging in the mission to grow, transform, empower, lead and develop communities. We create an awareness of institutional racism in the church and an environment where people of color, new immigrants, and women can serve fully in ministry and leadership.

In our ministries, we work to achieve gender and racial justice and equip people of color and young adults for leadership. We assist college-age and young women of color in their faith journeys and foster networks of support for them.

As we discover how to share the gospel in an increasingly diverse culture, we have a greater chance of living out the Biblical vision of a world where the humanity of everyone is valued and where God’s love is spread to every race, class, culture and people.


Native American Church Properties Inventory and Fund

The 223rd General Assembly (2018) directed the Presbyterian Mission Agency to work with mid councils to facilitate an assembly-wide inventory documenting the physical needs of Native American churches and chapels. The action taken also directed the Presbyterian Foundation to create an ongoing fund for urgent and immediate repairs and improvements.


2022 Women of Faith Awards

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The Women of Faith Awards, sponsored by Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries in the Presbyterian Mission Agency, usually honors the award recipients at an awards breakfast during the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the decision to hold an abbreviated, virtual 224th General Assembly (2020 and the PC(USA)’s travel ban and restrictions on in-person meetings, we regret that the Women of Faith Awards Breakfast has been canceled. We will privately honor the awardees with their awards. We give thanks to God for their witness. We continue to be inspired by all they do to show the love of Christ in this uncertain time.

Many of us know women who have raised the economic level of entire families and communities. We also know women who have provided educational opportunities for girls and boys, joining alongside poor communities, listening to dreams for a better future, and supporting communities as they determine how to make their dreams reality. Gratitude abounds for these women who “see those who are hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison” and give of themselves to serve others, through the power of Jesus Christ, who is Savior of all.

2022 Celebrate the Gifts Liturgy

2022 Bulletin Cover

2022 celebración de los dones de las mujeres

2022 여성 은사 주일


Read the Racial Equity Torch

In the current issue of the Racial Equity Torch, we lift up the work that Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries, and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as a whole and the individual Presbyterians who have addressed social reform issues throughout time.

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Archive of past issues

African American Intercultural Congregational Support

Asian Intercultural Congregational Support

Racial, Gender and Intercultural Justice Ministries

Hispanic/Latino-a Intercultural Congregational Support

Korean Intercultural Congregational Support

Middle Eastern Intercultural Ministries

Mission Program Grants

Native American Intercultural Congregational Support

Pillars of the Church

Intercultural Ministries and Support for Congregations of Color

Leadership Development for Leaders of Color

Schools and Colleges Equipping Communities of Color

Racial Equity Torch

Women’s Leadership Development and Young Women’s Ministries

Presbyterian Women

Resources

2021 Celebrate the Gifts of Women Resource Spanish

The resource includes a worship service with a call to worship, prayer of confession, an assurance of pardon, suggested hymns and scripture readings, a sermon starter and a litany of thanksgiving and loving leaders. The Celebrate the Gifts materials are available for download and printed copies.

2021 Celebrate the Gifts of Women Resource

The resource includes a worship service with a call to worship, prayer of confession, an assurance of pardon, suggested hymns and scripture readings, a sermon starter and a litany of thanksgiving and loving leaders.
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