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As you travel on a patchwork section of Interstate 75 in Southwest Detroit and cross the River Rouge, this scene emerges before you: towers and tanks spreading out on both sides of the road, constituting a massive Marathon petroleum refinery.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s ecumenical, faith-based Young Adult Volunteers (YAV) program is taking steps to embrace equity and inclusion in its recruitment and programming. As part of this endeavor, YAV teamed up with World Mission from April 30-May 3 to hold a consultation with people of color at the Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center in New Mexico.
As a college student, Lytisha Wyatt became greatly concerned when she learned about health inequalities in the United States.
She was especially troubled by data that showed that people of color die from illnesses linked to poor nutrition at a much higher rate than white people. Yet she was not at all surprised. People of color and people in lower-income communities are disproportionately impacted by a lack of access to healthier foods. “Nutritious food sources were not present in the community where I grew up, but they were in more affluent communities,” Wyatt said.
Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries (RE&WM) of the Presbyterian Mission Agency has a new name. The ministry area is now Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries (RE&WIM).
보다 적절한 용어를 결정하기 위해 장로교 선교 국의 인종 및 여성 사역부(RE & WM)와 협력하기 위해 인종 문제에 관한 옹호위원회 (ACREC)를 지도하는 222차 총회 (2016)의 추천에 대한 응답으로 “인종적 민족”보다 ACREC은 223차 총회 (2018)에 다음과 같이 권고한다: 미국장로교회의 6개 기관 모두에게 “인종적 민족”에 대한 언급을 모든 문서, 요령 및 프로그램에서 “유색 인종”으로 대체하도록 이 시점부터 지시한다. ACREC에게 “인종 공평성 옹호위원회”(REAC)로 명칭을 변경한다. 장로교 선교국 이사회와 총회 사무국 위원회에 지시하여 ACREC을 모든 문서, 용어 및 프로그램에서 REAC으로 변경한다.
In response to a referral from the 222nd General Assembly (2016) directing the Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns (ACREC) to work with the Office of Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries (RE&WM) of the Presbyterian Mission Agency to determine more appropriate terminology than “racial-ethnic,” ACREC has recommended that the 223rd General Assembly (2018): Direct all six agencies to the PC(USA) to move forward changing the “racial-ethnic people” to “people of color” in all documents, parlance and programs from this point forward; Direct ACREC to change its name to change its name to Racial Equity Advocacy Committee (REAC); and Direct the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board and the Committee on the Office of General Assembly (COGA) to change ACREC to REAC in all documents, parlance and programs.