보다 적절한 용어를 결정하기 위해 장로교 선교 국의 인종 및 여성 사역부(RE & WM)와 협력하기 위해 인종 문제에 관한 옹호위원회 (ACREC)를 지도하는 222차 총회 (2016)의 추천에 대한 응답으로 “인종적 민족”보다 ACREC은 223차 총회 (2018)에 다음과 같이 권고한다: 미국장로교회의 6개 기관 모두에게 “인종적 민족”에 대한 언급을 모든 문서, 요령 및 프로그램에서 “유색 인종”으로 대체하도록 이 시점부터 지시한다. ACREC에게 “인종 공평성 옹호위원회”(REAC)로 명칭을 변경한다. 장로교 선교국 이사회와 총회 사무국 위원회에 지시하여 ACREC을 모든 문서, 용어 및 프로그램에서 REAC으로 변경한다.
In response to a referral from the 222nd General Assembly (2016) directing the Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns (ACREC) to work with the Office of Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries (RE&WM) of the Presbyterian Mission Agency to determine more appropriate terminology than “racial-ethnic,” ACREC has recommended that the 223rd General Assembly (2018): Direct all six agencies to the PC(USA) to move forward changing the “racial-ethnic people” to “people of color” in all documents, parlance and programs from this point forward; Direct ACREC to change its name to change its name to Racial Equity Advocacy Committee (REAC); and Direct the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board and the Committee on the Office of General Assembly (COGA) to change ACREC to REAC in all documents, parlance and programs.
“It is with a sense of importance and urgency that I ask for your help, participation and wisdom to make visible a vision of unity, lest the black witness in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will soon perish,” said the Rev. Thomas Priest Jr., president of the National Black Presbyterian Caucus (NBPC). Priest recently met with African Americans in leadership roles at the Presbyterian Center in Louisville for a visioning session on the future of the caucus. He wanted to learn more about the staff and resources available at the national Church level to help the organization accomplish its mission.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is partnering with the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. for a truth and racial justice initiative. A three-day gathering called “Unite to End Racism” will be held Tuesday through Thursday in Washington, D.C. The event marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in Memphis.
The Rev. Buddy Monahan, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Odessa, Texas, and corresponding member of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board as chair of the Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns (ACREC), died Tuesday afternoon, March 27, in Odessa from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 52.
During their Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Facebook Live conversation on Friday, March 16, Rosa Blanca Miranda and Jieun Kim Han spoke about their personal experiences during Lent and how they’ve changed their views of what Lent means to them.
“It’s good to gather to celebrate the diversity of our center and our church,” the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), said in his greetings to worshipers Wednesday at the Presbyterian Center’s chapel in honor of Black History Month.
Today’s worship service at the chapel at the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) offices was not your typical service. Following the call to worship, participants joined in a rousing prayer for justice that included excerpts from the Confession of Belhar in a rhythm from Ghana, West Africa. The prayer was led by Alonzo Johnson, director of Self Development of People, and his African drum.