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Lasting impressions

The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis recently recalled for the renamed Association of Partners in Christian Education the scene — including tastes, smells and lasting impressions — of the first time she took communion when she was 7½ years old.

PC(USA) seminaries advance curriculum to match the needs of the church and society

“We started our curriculum discussions asking what kind of person do we want to graduate,” said the Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lapsley, Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. That sort of design thinking has led to curriculum innovations across Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) theological institutions including Columbia Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Union Presbyterian Seminary.

Churches asked to identify where they can act to address white supremacy

Nearly 600 people gathered virtually Wednesday to have what is all too often a difficult conversation in a majority white denomination. With the current unrest and protest in our nation, the call for justice and the dismantling of structural racism is stronger than ever. Committing to become a  Matthew 25 church offers one of the first ways that churches can take steps to bring about racial justice.

PC(USA) delegates to U.N. event plan for action at home

Kathryn Urban spent her spring break with the United Nations and the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) as part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) delegation. She learned about the challenges women face around the world and spent her nights in a hostel several blocks away.