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Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival kicks off on Mother’s Day

After months of planning, the “Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival” officially begins on Mother’s Day. The campaign, a continuation of the initiative launched by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 50 years ago, is calling for direct action at statehouses across the country as well as the U.S. Capitol.

New book focuses on peacemaking in the PC(USA)

In 2016, the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) approved a new peacemaking policy. The new policy includes five affirmations that are essential for Christians who want to fulfill their calling as peacemakers, and these affirmations become risks when taken.

2020 Vision Team: In search of a vision for the PC(USA)

2020 Vision Team discusses a church-sponsored coffee shop where the baristas are trained in pastoral care; a new congregation worshiping in a shopping mall; churches using their resources creatively — transforming unused buildings into affordable housing or incubators for faith development and spiritual practices.

Freedom Rising programs take shape in pilot cities

With bumper stickers and hashtags, Facebook pages and community partnerships, the Freedom Rising initiative to improve the plight of the African American male is beginning to take off in the five cities where the program will be piloted. The initiative approved by the 222nd General Assembly (2016) seeks to assist communities in Baltimore, Charlotte, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and New York City by addressing problems specifically related to African American males.