Racial Justice

Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries funds grants to empower women, LGBTQIA communities

In an ongoing effort to build gender equity, the Women’s Leadership Development and Young Women’s Ministries of the Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries has awarded women’s ministries leadership development grants to two congregations: St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church in Beechwood, Ohio, where the Rev. Carmen Harwell is pastor, and the Seigle Avenue Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, now known as The Avenue Presbyterian Church.

A webinar on COVID-19 vaccines makes a measurable difference

Before spending an hour putting on a thought-provoking webinar with a panel of physicians who specialize in treating infectious diseases, the Rev. Liz Walker, pastor of Roxbury Presbyterian Church in Boston and a former television journalist, took a quick poll Tuesday of the 194 viewers. How many planned to roll up their sleeve to receive the COVID-19 vaccine? Seventy-four percent said yes, and 26% said no thanks.

The work of Board of Pensions diversity council is ‘a journey’

Yvette Russell describes the work of the Board of Pensions’ diversity council as “a journey — and a deeply personal one for me.” Russell, who is vice president of Customer Engagement at the Board and council chair, was invited to speak about that journey at the annual meeting of the Church Benefits Association (CBA), held virtually December 1-3.