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Advocacy & Social Justice
This fall, the news has been filled with images of refugees from Afghanistan and other countries coming to the United States, and immigration has been a major issue in several recent elections.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will commemorate World AIDS Day with an online chapel service at 9 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, Dec. 1, featuring the Rev. RJ Robles, a Nashville-based HIV/AIDS activist.
Wednesday’s online Matthew 25 gathering focused on welcoming the stranger. The 80 or so participants learned from two Presbyterians who are currently working hard to carry out Jesus’ command to do just that.
Twice during Wednesday morning’s virtual Transgender Day of Remembrance service offered by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), a list of more than 40 transgender people who were murdered this year was shown.
The Rev. Dr. Mark Achtemeier, who a few years ago changed his view completely on whether to fully welcome LGBTQIA+ people into the life of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations and mid councils, including leadership, calls these Bible passages “The Clobber Texts.”
The morning of Nov. 17, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will offer its first-ever denominational worship service commemorating the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Together with its partners, Covenant Network of Presbyterians re-launched its Covenant Conversation series Saturday with worship, workshops and a panel stocked with thoughtful and passionate Christians.
Watch Night recalls the hopeful waiting for Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation to take effect in 1862, and today’s continued quest for racial justice.
Oct. 17, the Rev. Brooke A. Scott was ordained and installed as the pastor at Church on Main, a Presbyterian congregation in Middletown, Delaware. A week later, the church was the target of some Twitter trolling by another pastor because of the Black Lives Matter and LGBTQIA+ Pride flags displayed on the front of the church.
The Rev. Dr. Erin Swenson finally met someone who shared her experience of being a transgender woman in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).