Racial Justice Resources


Social distancing and the love of neighbor

I have the great privilege of working with the faithful team of Princeton Seminary leaders who are designing and implementing our plan for social distancing as a tool to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It is complicated, difficult work and must be done with great speed. We are also positioning ourselves to respond to the continual change we assume we will face for the coming days and weeks.

‘Our church needs more rocks’

“This is our stone-cold moment to be like Jesus, our rock and our redeemer,” Dr. Brian K. Blount told the NEXT Church national gathering Wednesday at the close of a sermon as rousing as it was theologically well-built. The president and professor of New Testament at Union Presbyterian Seminary called on worshipers to “stand on God’s promise … and rock out our world.”

Dr. Roger Gench to deliver Dawe Lecture at Union Presbyterian Seminary on March 16

Dr. Roger Gench, theologian in residence at Second Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia, will deliver the 2020 Dawe Lecture, “Cruciform Mindfulness,” at 7:30 p.m. March 16 at Watts Chapel at Union Presbyterian Seminary, 3401 Brook Road in Richmond. A reception will follow the free presentation. There’s no registration needed to attend the lecture.

Black Church Studies Consultation to address challenges, resources for rural African American communities

Throughout the summer of 2019, researchers from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary began an intensive study of African American rural ministry. Seminary professors and alumni, in partnership with congregational leaders from Bardstown, Hopkinsville, and Eminence, Kentucky, examined the issues that ministers and congregants address to effectively provide spiritual, social and personal guidance to the rural communities they serve.