Scholarships are available to young women of color who want to attend PC(USA) conferences. By attending these conferences, you can connect with other church leaders, deepen your understanding of PC(USA) and specific ministries, and engage in fellowship. The scholarships provide financial assistance to defray the cost for registration fees and travel expenses.
Responding to a recommendation from the Racial Equity Advocacy Committee, the 213th General Assembly (2001) created a Task Force to Study Issues of Reparations for African Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, Asian Americans, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Others Who Have Experienced Unjust Treatment. The task force met over the next three years, seeking input from… Read more »
From 2006. This year we reflect on the significance of Race Relations Sunday by honoring the legacy of women of color in active leadership in the Presbyterian Church. We celebrate the gifts of women of color who have led the church to foster an environment of wholeness, peace, and reconciliation.
“Stories from Our Past: Presbyterians and the Struggle for Civil Rights” is a paper that Fred Heuser gave at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church on January 14, 2007. Heuser’s paper, an assortment of stories about how Presbyterians were involved in this tumultuous struggle for justice, was written exclusively from archival material at the Presbyterian Historical Society… Read more »
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) recognizes that the task of dismantling racism is a long-term struggle that requires discernment, prayer, and worship based action. As we move into the next millennium, congregations, presbyteries, and synods are engaging the problem of racism in unprecedented numbers. This is a significant development in the struggle for “racial” justice. In… Read more »
Eight synods within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have some form of Native American Ministry in their bounds. While you will find some presbyteries with several churches and chapels; others will have one church listed. Most PC(USA) Native American churches are located on reservation and trust lands. The one off-reservation church is located in Phoenix, Arizona…. Read more »
“The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed.” — Psalm 9:9