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Advocacy & Social Justice
2020 will certainly be remembered as a year of full disclosure for the United States. A tiny virus too small for the eye to see has disclosed and exposed the grave injustices and disparities that exist for Black and brown communities across the nation.
Though “Just Talk Live” is a conversational online talk show, participants sometimes do a little preaching — particularly if they have “the Rev.” as their courtesy title.
Global Christian leaders, including the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, called on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to create a Commission of Inquiry into the death of George Floyd and systemic racism and police brutality in the U.S. and other parts of the world in a statement that did not mince words.
Fourteen months ago, the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis was on a bus winding through Western Kentucky on the Poor People’s Campaign’s Real National Emergency bus tour and envisioning a major march of tens of thousands of people in June 2020.
Divesting from fossil fuels and defunding the police might seem like unrelated causes, but the Rev. abby mohaupt connected them Friday afternoon in the second teach-in of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship’s Peace Camp.
Effecting dramatic social change takes more than the efforts of a single congregation. Churches and other partners must work and organize together.
It is certainly disappointing, the Rev. Kate Foster Connors says.
The Rev. Samuel Son, manager of diversity and reconciliation at the Presbyterian Mission Agency, recently held a roundtable discussion with three Presbyterian clergywomen to discuss the challenges and opportunities of leading a congregation during protests and pandemic.
In the coming days, Presbyterians have multiple ways to show their support for refugees in the United States and abroad, including attending a virtual town hall on Thursday.
Calling it “a step toward transforming policing in America,” the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness in Washington, D.C., is urging support of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020.