African American leadership from Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) churches across the country gathered to kick off the first African American Consultation at the historic Children’s Defense Fund Alex Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennessee.
As a part of the first Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries African American Consultation, African American leaders gathered for a session to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement.
Family and friends of the Rev. Eugene “Freedom” Blackwell took to the streets of Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood for a freedom procession from the local high school to the House of Manna worshiping community where funeral services were held for Blackwell.
In an open letter to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the church’s National Urban Ministry Network honored the memory of the recently passed Rev. Eugene “Freedom” Blackwell and encouraged readers to join them in continuing his fight for social and racial justice “for all of those who suffer in our cities.”
The executive committee of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted August 25 to direct designatable funds from its fall board meeting’s Peace & Global Witness offering to the “On Taking Specific Action to Address the Worsening Plight of the African American Male” initiative.
In the midst of multiple tensions and ongoing polarization, both in church and society, Hispanic Latin Presbyterian Women (MHLP, Spanish acronym) came together under the theme “Connect…grow…serve,” based on Ephesians 4:14-16 for their triennial assembly.
While it may be true from a Christian perspective that “all lives matter,” says the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Campbell of Highland Presbyterian Church in Louisville, she points out that from the very beginning of United States history we have violated this standard of belief: that all are created equal.
Students attending the 2016 Presbyterian Youth Triennium on the campus of Purdue University had the opportunity Friday morning to view the tree-filled campus from a different perspective: as advocates for justice causes in which the church participates.
It wasn’t your typical General Assembly celebration, but it did have great impact. Members of the National Hispanic/Latino-a Presbyterian Caucus celebrated their time together at General Assembly 222 (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) by participating in a June 21 service project at the Union Gospel Mission in Portland, Oregon.
“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” — Luke 23:42