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Racial Justice

Presbyterian Intercultural Young Adult Network discusses upcoming election

In partnership with the Presbyterian Intercultural Young Adult Network (PIYAN), Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries (RE&WIM) held its second October Election-Fest event last week, an intercultural voting dialogue for young adult leaders of color to discuss issues of concern for them as they navigate a difficult and critically important election year.

Say her name and work for the justice you may never see

Five panelists brought heart, soul and hard-earned wisdom last week to a Union Presbyterian Seminary webinar called “When Home is a Dangerous Place: Breonna Taylor and American Domestic Terror.”

Jesus Christ and the ‘Dividing Wall’: Race and God’s mission

The World Mission Initiative at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, with Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries (RE&WIM) of the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as a sponsor, announces  its Race and Mission online event, featuring Rev. Brenda Salter-McNeil, Rev. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and Dr. David Campt.

Stated Clerk joins panel to discuss the legacy of white supremacy in American Christianity

For Robert P. Jones, Tuesday’s webinar was a chance to discuss his significant book, “White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity.” And for the faith leaders who appeared with Jones during the event put on by Simmons College of Kentucky and Empower West Louisville, it was a chance to enter into remarkable conversation about the future of an inclusive church — if only it will proclaim the authentic gospel of Jesus Christ.

Hopes and changes

Ahead of a Thursday afternoon “Power and Privilege” report delivered by consultant Marian Vasser, the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board broke into two virtual groups —  board members of color and white board members —  to discuss in closed session ways the Board might better serve people of color as it does its work overseeing and supporting the mission agency.

‘Dipping Deeper’ into the why and how of forming lifelong disciples

During the final day of the virtual workshop “Dipping Deeper Into the Well of PC(USA) Ministries,” more than 50 Christian educators, pastors and other Presbyterian leaders heard panel discussions and wrestled with questions on how to form lifelong disciples who are grounded in the Reformed tradition and equipped for peacemaking, witnessing and working for justice and equity for all God’s people.