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As people began to see all of the Christian imagery present during the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, they began to ask questions similar to the ones asked after 9/11.
“Who are these people?”
“Why do they want to destroy our country?”
On Wednesday, Jan. 20, employees and friends of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will celebrate and commemorate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The service this year will be livestreamed on the PC(USA) Facebook page beginning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
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.
COVID-19 has caused the world to change the way people connect and the way they do business. For nearly a year millions of people have been sheltering in place and worshiping online. However, not all churches have the resources and capabilities to offer virtual services to their members.
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.
Tomisha Lovely-Allen was one of dozens of artists to transform the plywood that shuttered downtown Louisville businesses during last summer’s protests over the police killing of Breonna Taylor into inspiring pieces of art.
As dark December transitions into nearly-as-dark January and February, preachers in need of resources can serve both God and their hearers by preaching the psalms of lamentation.
The pandemic of 2020 has further exposed disparities in healthcare and social justice and the wealth gap that exists in America. These glaring issues make the works and the words of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., just as relevant today as they were in the 1950s and 1960s.
As the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for work and life became clear, it was obvious they would fundamentally change the way the Compassion, Peace & Justice (CPJ) ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency operated.
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.