Advocacy & Social Justice

Letters of support

When the City Council of Tulsa, Oklahoma, voted last month to remove a Black Lives Matter mural from the city’s Greenwood District, the site of the infamous 1921 Race Massacre, the session at College Hill Presbyterian Church and the church’s pastor, the Rev. Todd Freeman, knew what had to be done.

Why are people hungry and poor?

Churches that have embraced Matthew 25 are committed to eradicating systemic poverty and to building God’s beloved community together.

A call to observe Christian and Citizen Sunday on Sept. 20

The Office of Mission Engagement and Support — whose charge it is to provide resources that educate, inspire and encourage the ministries of the PC(USA) — in conjunction with the PC(USA)’s Office of Public Witness in Washington, D.C., wants to ensure that congregations are prepared for Christian and Citizen Sunday on Sept. 20.

Houston pastor to be honored as Humanitarian of the Year

The Rev. Dr. John Wurster, pastor and head of staff of St. Philip Presbyterian Church in Houston, will be honored as Interfaith Ministries’ 2020 Humanitarian of the year during an online celebration called “For All Humanity” that’s being held beginning at 6 p.m. Central Time on Oct. 14.

Big decisions along the border

Two college students who participated in a border ministry event last year found that the biggest impact came within themselves, and they responded by dedicating their lives to serving others.

‘We must be an irritant to the justice system’

Presbyterians and their partners in Louisville, Kentucky and in cities across the country took to the streets Saturday as part of the Presbyterian Week of Action, calling for an end to racial violence and attracting honks of support from motorists as the Louisville assembly of nearly 150 people marched from the Presbyterian Center to a downtown square honoring Breonna Taylor.

Challenging the status quo

Young adults with a desire to see the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) move forward say they’re running up against a wall when they try to approach older members about sensitive issues, such as institutional racism and bias against queer people.