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Close to half of Protestant senior pastors have recently preached on racial reconciliation and more have publicly prayed about it, but few find that their congregations are urging them to address the topic.
One Oklahoma church has adopted a unique format in its effort to confront personal and societal racism. Trinity Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City began a 10-week “Racism and Racists Anonymous” discussion group Feb. 15 and will conclude on the Wednesday following Easter.
Acting on the directive of the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the communication agencies of the denomination’s six agencies have today launched the joint program, “Facing Racism,” to produce and promote antiracism resources for the church.
First-, second- and “1.5-generation” Korean-Americans are learning to find common ground as they worship God and educate the next generation.
El presidente de la Escuela Presbiteriana Panamericana, Doug Dalglish, recuerda el viaje que hizo en el 2016 al Seminario Teológico Presbiteriano de Austin, cuando experimentó de nuevo cómo la escuela, a la cual sirve, prepara a jóvenes líderes cristianos (9no a 12vo grado) para todo el mundo.
Presbyterian Pan American School president Doug Dalglish remembers a trip he took in 2016 to Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary—when he experienced again how the school he serves is preparing young Christian leaders (grades 9-12) for the whole world.
Although “Hidden Figures,” the film about three female African-American mathematicians who were integral to the early days of NASA’s space program, didn’t take home any trophies at last night’s Oscars awards, the Academy honored the film’s main character, Katherine Johnson, during the presentation for Best Documentary.
It happened in Graham, the seat of Alamance County, on February 26, 1870. A racially charged crowd hung Wyatt Outlaw from a tree until his last breath. None of the hooded men involved in the lynching of the former slave, who was then serving on the Graham Town Commission, would ever serve prison time.
As the remaining residents of Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota face evacuation, Presbyterians for Earth Care (PEC) has issued a call to action, urging people of faith to stand against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. In its statement, PEC says the pipeline desecrates God’s creation and poses significant threats on the Standing Rock Reservation.
As Presbyterian World Mission celebrates its 180th anniversary this year, it’s worth noting that well over 200 years ago Presbyterian Women were organizing around mission, both domestically and internationally.