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Racial, Gender and Intercultural Justice Ministries

 

About Our Office

The Office of Racial, Gender and Intercultural Justice in Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries and Compassion, Peace, and Justice offers workshops, trainings, and other educational events to help participants initiate conversations around antiracism work in their mid councils, congregations and communities.

In cultural humility and antiracism trainings and workshops, participants will explore systemic racism and examine their experiences related to race and to the power and privilege that sustains racism. Tools and resources presented to help participants take next steps in disruption racism and engaging in work for racial equity will range from interactivities to the churchwide policy Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community, approved by the 222nd General Assembly (2016), the six-part study guide on the policy and more.

The office works in partnership with other offices in Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries; Compassion, Peace & Justice; the Presbyterian Mission Agency and the Office of the General Assembly to help Presbyterians address racial justice issues through advocacy and witness.

Training and workshops

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

 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

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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