Racial Ethnic Diversity

National Urban Ministry Network honors memory of Eugene Blackwell

In an open letter to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the church’s National Urban Ministry Network honored the memory of the recently passed Rev. Eugene “Freedom” Blackwell and encouraged readers to join them in continuing his fight for social and racial justice “for all of those who suffer in our cities.”

Presbyterian Mission Agency Board to direct offering to General Assembly initiative

The executive committee of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted August 25 to direct designatable funds from its fall board meeting’s Peace & Global Witness offering to the “On Taking Specific Action to Address the Worsening Plight of the African American Male” initiative.

Hispanic Latin Presbyterian Women come of age

In the midst of multiple tensions and ongoing polarization, both in church and society, Hispanic Latin Presbyterian Women (MHLP, Spanish acronym) came together under the theme “Connect…grow…serve,” based on Ephesians 4:14-16 for their triennial assembly.

Speaking out about deeper matters of race

While it may be true from a Christian perspective that “all lives matter,” says the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Campbell of Highland Presbyterian Church in Louisville, she points out that from the very beginning of United States history we have violated this standard of belief: that all are created equal.

Triennium participants embark on advocacy walk around Purdue campus

Students attending the 2016 Presbyterian Youth Triennium on the campus of Purdue University had the opportunity Friday morning to view the tree-filled campus from a different perspective: as advocates for justice causes in which the church participates.

Presbyterian Hispanic Caucus members volunteer at Portland’s Union Gospel Mission

It wasn’t your typical General Assembly celebration, but it did have great impact. Members of the National Hispanic/Latino-a Presbyterian Caucus celebrated their time together at General Assembly 222 (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) by participating in a June 21 service project at the Union Gospel Mission in Portland, Oregon.

A call for the Church to be more inclusive

Great music played as guests of all ethnicities entered the room. No doubt a ticket to the National Black Presbyterian Caucus dinner was one of the hottest tickets of the 222nd General Assembly (2016).