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Racial Justice

… a path forward is starting to take shape …

I’m not sure how to describe the day and the talking circle we had yesterday. Plus, it is late and I’m really tired, but I want to pass some things along before I collapse.  The last couple of days have been really hard, but the path forward is starting to become clearer. It will entail more work moving forward, but I think it will be good work on many levels. 

Perhaps vulnerability is what God was looking for …

In 2022, the 225th General Assembly approved an overture to meaningfully address the wounds inflicted on Alaska Natives, who were directly impacted by the sin of the unwarranted 1963 closure of Memorial Presbyterian Church, a thriving, multiethnic, intercultural church in Juneau, Alaska. 

‘She speaks’ seeks to center women’s voices on the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington

Righting a wrong from its celebrated predecessor 60 years ago, when just one woman was invited to speak during the March on Washington, about three dozen women spoke Monday on the 60th anniversary of the original march during “She Speaks,” billed as “a virtual assembly to fight for the same demands that were made 60 years ago, demands that our nation’s leaders have yet to fulfill.”

What if?

In 2022, the 225th General Assembly approved an overture to meaningfully address the wounds inflicted on Alaska Natives, who were directly impacted by the sin of the unwarranted 1963 closure of Memorial Presbyterian Church, a thriving, multiethnic, intercultural church in Juneau, Alaska.

Want to push for more justice? The PC(USA)’s Samantha Davis has ways to make that happen

For people and congregations wondering how to get started in their push for justice for people of color, women and the queer community, “A Matter of Faith: A Presby Podcast” featured the perfect guest last week: Samantha Davis, the associate for Gender, Racial and Intercultural Justice in the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries.

Restorative Actions explains to Synod School the work it’s undertaken

Born in the Synod of Lakes and Prairies, Restorative Actions describes itself as “a grassroots voluntary initiative for churches, individuals, mid councils and agencies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), as well as ecumenical partners and interested organizations, to take a leadership stance in opposed to racism and racial privilege” by allowing “U.S. Americans who benefit from institutional racism to provide a credible witness for justice by surrendering ill-gotten gains toward the establishment of just relationships with Afro-Americans and Indigenous communities.”

Presbyterians help plant shade trees

Trailblazers Program teaches young people and film production and racial justice work by Mark Koenig | Special to Presbyterian News Services   LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – “They keep coming.” The affirmation… Read more »

On Juneteenth, Black Presbyterian leaders share their thoughts on congregational stability and church financial reimagination

In a conversation recorded earlier and aired on Monday during the Juneteenth celebration, the Rev. Michael Lynn Moore, intercultural associate for Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries, welcomed four panelists for an online discussion on “Forty Acres, No Mule: A Conversation of Black Presbyterian Leaders on Congregational Stability and Church Financial Reimagination.” Watch their hour-long discussion here.