PC(USA) group seeks to serve pastors in urban contexts by Chris Iosso | Special to Presbyterian News Service ST. LOUIS – The Urban Ministry Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) met October 24-26 to consult with several local pastors and to plan ways to expand the urban ministry network in advance of both Big… Read more »
Forty people gathered last night for a Taizé service in the dimmed hush of the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church of Bloomington, Indiana to pray, contemplate and be restored for the work of peace and trust building.
More than 400 individuals from throughout the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) gathered for the DisGrace conference at the Montreat Conference Center in North Carolina to address the issues of embedded and structural racism in the church and culture with the hopes of moving from disgrace toward solidarity.
In West Louisville, Westwood Presbyterian Church came up with a creative way to address what generations of African Americans have come to believe—“that life is cheap, and the cheapest of all are black lives.” By hosting a drama camp for African American kids earlier this year, Westwood took them back to a time when African American culture was thriving.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is taking specific action to confront the societal and racial issues facing black communities in the U.S. by living into a new church initiative to address the plight of African American males in our country.
The Moral Revival made its latest stop on a 20-city tour at St. Stephen Baptist Church in Louisville last night. In collaboration with the Kentucky Council of Churches and local ministries, the Rev. Dr. William Barber II brought his message of moral governance based on Christian values to the city, urging clergy to preach on and act for just policies in the city and state.
More than 4,000 people have gathered at Camp of the Sacred Stones, three separate prayer camps north of Cannon Ball, North Dakota, near the northern border of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s reservation.
Although the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina are now quiet following protests in response to the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott by police, area Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) pastors say the historic and deep-seated sentiment that fostered unrest after this killing remains.
If this summer’s Presbyterian Youth Triennium is any indication, more young people are showing an overwhelming interest in critical topics that intersect faith and social justice, such as environmental racism.
“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” — Luke 23:42