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Standing behind a commitment to gender justice

The Advocacy Committee for Women’s Concerns (ACWC) and the Office of Gender and Racial Justice are calling on Presbyterians to stand behind the commitment the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has made to seeking gender justice by joining the two groups in advocating for Senate passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021.

The long road home

It has been said that “justice delayed is justice denied.” However, after a great injustice against the Nez Perce Tribe, the Nimiipuu people recently celebrated the correction of a grave injustice.

Remembering Dr. King by celebrating and protecting religious freedom

A panel convened by Union Presbyterian Seminary’s Center for Faith, Justice and Reconciliation spent 90 minutes Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, discussing the importance of protecting religious freedom while remembering King. President Joe Biden declared Sunday, Jan. 16, as Religious Freedom Day.

Celebrating the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“With this faith we shall be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope” was the theme for Wednesday’s special online worship service commemorating and celebrating the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The theme was a quote from Dr. King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the 1963 March on Washington.

Sixty-four African American churches receive booster grants

When Theology, Formation & Evangelism ministries realized they had some underspent funds in their budget this year, the Rev. Carlton Johnson, coordinator for Vital Congregations, had an idea: Why not use the funds to support  historically underserved African American churches in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)?

Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable

The Rev. RJ Robles helped the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) commemorate World AIDS Day Wednesday by taking chapel service attendees on a mental journey back to the early 1980s, when some people labeled HIV/AIDS as the “gay cancer” and approached those who had the disease with fear and judgment.

Antiracism ‘is the core work of the church’

More than a year after the death of George Floyd, the Rev. Anna Kendig Flores believes it’s still of utmost importance for churches to continue doing antiracism work.

Faith 4 Justice shines on Giving Tuesday

Viewers of this week’s Giving Tuesday broadcast received an introduction to the work of Faith 4 Justice Asheville, an interfaith group that is helping to dismantle white supremacy in western North Carolina.