Racial Justice

Nominations sought for the 2022 Women of Faith Awards

Although there won’t be a Women of Faith Breakfast during the 225th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the tradition of giving out awards to extraordinary women continues in a different way, culminating with a virtual celebration this fall.

‘Glory to God!’

Presbyterian Publishing Corporation announced Wednesday that it will donate royalties from sales of the Glory to God hymnal to organizations involved in reparative justice for every African American spiritual and Indigenous Peoples’ song in the book. This is being done to honor the creators of these songs, who, unlike other hymn writers in the book, were never able to benefit from their creations.

National Caucus of Korean Presbyterian Churches holds Jubilee Assembly

The National Caucus of Korean Presbyterian Churches (NCKPC) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) marked 50 years of ministry last month with a celebration that included Scripture, music, dance and the presenting of a $60,000 Jubilee Seed Fund to the next generations.

Rest is resistance

After obtaining a PhD and teaching for a few years, Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes decided to enroll in seminary, where her eyes were opened in an unexpected and unpleasant way.

‘May Christ heal us from our dis-ease’

In the midst of awful current headlines and centuries of injustice, God’s word for today came to the NEXT Church National Gathering underway at Montreat Conference Center from the Rev. Larissa Kwong Abazia, Vice-Moderator of the 221st General Assembly (2014).

‘There’s a lot at stake’

For the past five decades, the Rev. Jim Wallis has been exploring the complexity and possibility of two of his favorite words, “justice” and “faith.” On Wednesday, Wallis, the founder of Sojourners magazine who now directs the Center on Faith and Justice at Georgetown University, delivered a talk at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., exploring whether American democracy is even possible given the threats to voting rights, civil rights and any number of other challenges Americans are facing.

‘Our voices do matter’

Advocacy is the focus of a five-part educational series being offered by the Office of Hispanic Latino-a Intercultural Congregational Support in collaboration with the National Hispanic/Latino Presbyterian Caucus.