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Racial Justice

What do we do about guns and violence in America?

Malcolm Graham, who represents District 2 on the Charlotte City Council, is as qualified as anyone to speak on a panel discussing gun violence, as Union Presbyterian Seminary’s Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation offered Tuesday.

‘Togetherness and love’

One hundred years ago Knox Presbyterian Church accepted a gift — worth $250,000 in today’s dollars — for a church of the white race only.  The congregation, led by the Rev. Adam Fronczek, confessed that tragic history in 2020. The church also made a commitment to a racial justice ministry, which it’s funding at $50,000 a year. 

Katie Cannon Scholarship recipients announced

Eleven outstanding women have been selected to receive scholarships in memory of renowned Presbyterian scholar and pioneer the Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon.

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.