Confession of Belhar’s powerful language is stressed in new Mid-Kentucky Presbytery video
by Mid-Kentucky Presbytery | Special to Presbyterian News Service
LOUISVILLE — Staff and members of Mid-Kentucky Presbytery have used the PC(USA)’s most recently-adopted confession, the Confession of Belhar, in a new video designed to remember the victims of violence against persons of color, including Kentuckians Breonna Taylor and David McAtee, George Floyd of Minnesota and Ahmaud Arbery of Georgia.
“As a Matthew 25 presbytery — committed to dismantling structural racism — Mid-Kentucky Presbytery members proclaim faith and call for unity, reconciliation and justice in a video using the powerful words of the Confession of Belhar as found in the Book of Confessions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.),” the presbytery said in a news release.
Watch the video here.
“The video proclaims our presbytery’s and church’s shared Christian view in opposition to racism, separation, and suffering, which are antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” the presbytery said, adding it commends the video for use in worship, in church electronic newsletters, on congregational websites, and as posts to social media outlets.
“We also commend our newest confession for further study, as Belhar’s powerful words call us ‘to reject any ideology which would legitimate forms of injustice and any doctrine which is unwilling to resist such an ideology in the name of the Gospel,’” the presbytery said.
- Confession of Belhar (text only)
- Confession of Belhar (study guide)
- Matthew 25 Dismantling Structural Racism Resources
- Statement by the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II
- Statement by the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s president and executive director, the Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett
- Statement by the president of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, the Rev. Dr. Alton Pollard III, to the Louisville Courier Journal .
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