Gender & Racial Justice

 

Convocation for Communities

About Our Office

The Office of Gender & Racial Justice in the Presbyterian Mission Agency assists the church in this commitment to become more open and inclusive in an effort to create an environment where a person’s identities, whatever they may be, do not hinder their ability to fully live out their call in the church and society. The goal of this office is to provide workshops, publications, and information that centers around the intersection of race and gender.

If you are seeking support or resources in your congregation or mid council toward achieving racial equity and gender justice, please contact Rev. Shanea D. Leonard, Associate for Gender & Racial Justice, for further information, assistance or to arrange a consultation.

Training and workshops

Contact training@pcusa.org for more information about the workshops, trainings and other educational events available through the offices of Gender and Racial Justice and Racial and Intercultural Justice.

  • Antiracism Training
  • Cultural Humility Training
  • Gender, Race and Class: Exploring Intersectionality
  • Sacred Dialogue on Gender Justice
  • Creating a Welcoming and Affirming Space with Our Family in the LGBTQIA Community
  • Power and Privilege
  • Anti-Sexism Training

 Doctrine of Discovery

The 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) called the church to confess its complicity and repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery. The action also called for a review of the history of the doctrine and the writing of a report on the doctrine.

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Resources for Antiracism Work

 

 

Resources

2020 Women of Faith Nomination Form

Racial Equity and Women’s Intercultural Ministries is seeking nominations for the 224th General Assembly’s Women of Faith Award. This award seeks to honor women who are working in their congregations and communities to make systemic change. The focus of the award at this GA will be “Women Who Disrupt Systemic Poverty”. If you know of… Read more »

Worship Materials to Accompany the Study Guide of Presbyterian Participation in and Resistance to Patterns of Racism and Structural Inequality in the U.S.

From a 2016 GA 222 Referral: Item 11-24. Churchwide Conversation on Race, Ethnicity, Racism and Ethnocentricity Report: Recommendation 1a. Direct the Office of the General Assembly and the Presbyterian Mission Agency to Create a Study Guide Telling the History of Presbyterian Participation in and Resistance to Patterns of Racism and Structural Inequality in the U.S.,… Read more »

Study Guide of Presbyterian Participation in and Resistance to Patterns of Racism and Structural Inequality in the U.S.

From a 2016 GA 222 Referral: Item 11-24. Churchwide Conversation on Race, Ethnicity, Racism and Ethnocentricity Report: Recommendation 1a. Direct the Office of the General Assembly and the Presbyterian Mission Agency to Create a Study Guide Telling the History of Presbyterian Participation in and Resistance to Patterns of Racism and Structural Inequality in the U.S.,… Read more »

National Black Presbyterian Caucus Conference

Moving from Heritage with Hope The National Black Presbyterian Caucus (NBPC) is committed to Jesus Christ, working to ensure that the witness of Presbyterians of African descent is healthy, growing, dynamic and empowering; that racial justice is integral in the church’s self-understanding and lived out in every aspect of ministry within the Presbyterian Church. Transformational… Read more »
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