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The church must give attention to ethnicity

Yenny Delgado is a psychologist and public theologian. She says she her ministry focuses on intersections of psychology, theology, gender, and a lot about ethnicity — because it is who she is as a person.

‘We will survive and we will do so much more than that’

After a tragic and deadly series of months in which Asian American and Pacific Islander people were targeted by racists and misguided politicians, the Rev. Joann Haejong Lee gazed into the Zoom screen Friday and made a bold declaration during the Presbyterian Week of Action.

Try this: Pull over, get out of the car and dance to the music

Next time you see someone pull their car over, get out and start dancing to a favorite song on their radio or phone, give Makani Themba some credit. It was her idea, as expressed Saturday during the Presbyterian Week of Action’s webinar on Black Lives Matter entitled “Liberation Now!” Watch the 69-minute webinar here.

Gifts to #Give 8/28 help pastor attend Black Theology and Leadership Institute

Last month the Rev. Dr. Elizabeth E. Coleman, pastor of the Northwest Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg, Florida, attended the annual Black Theology and Leadership Institute (BTLI) hosted by Princeton Theological Seminary. Coleman’s attendance was possible thanks to a woman’s leadership development grant from the Women’s Leadership Development and Young Women’s Ministries, part of Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries (RE&WIM). Funds for the grant were raised through #Give8/28 during the 2020 Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Week of Action.

Anti-racism work is heart work

Some pastors of mostly white congregations are struggling to engage their members in the work of racial justice.

Equipping women leaders of color to combat racism

The excitement could be felt through the screen as nearly 30 women entered the virtual room to gather for the second of the three-part Lydia’s Listening Session hosted by the offices of Women’s Leadership Development and Leadership Development for Leaders of Color of the Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries (RE&WIM).

Going where Christ went

“What does it mean to actively follow Christ?” the Rev. Carlton Johnson asked three PC(USA) church leaders during a Vital Conversation panel discussion on Lifelong Discipleship Formation Wednesday, which is one Seven Marks of Vital Congregations (see section two).

‘A blessing and a great gift to my spirit’

Editor’s note: Recently, the Presbyterian Association of Musicians connected with 2021 Worship & Music Conference Adult Choral Director G. Phillip Shoultz, III for an exclusive interview. PAM discussed his reflections on the June conference, the impact of singing spirituals, our shared heritage in Christ and the future of music in worship.