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The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” McCormick and ruling elder Mary Almy served as mission co-workers in Sudan for more than 14 years, but during that time Mary was living a dual life.
Excitement is building for this year’s Presbyterian Week of Action, which takes place Aug. 23-29. It will lift up not only Black Lives Matter but other marginalized groups, such as Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, who have been the target of hatred and discrimination.
The 21st century has seen tremendous shifts in how gender and sexuality are understood around the world and in the church. These changes are making the church more welcoming to all, but they also present challenges as people come to understand language and practices that are new to them and their communities.