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PC(USA)’s Matthew 25 webinar looks at where Jesus stands on poverty

The first in a three-part series of online workshops dedicated to the three main Matthew 25 foci kicks off this month with “Where Does Jesus Stand? Exploring Five Spiritual Practices to End Poverty.” The Zoom event begins at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 23. Registration is required and participants can do so here.

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.

Presbyterian Mission Agency Board to direct offering to General Assembly initiative

The executive committee of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted August 25 to direct designatable funds from its fall board meeting’s Peace & Global Witness offering to the “On Taking Specific Action to Address the Worsening Plight of the African American Male” initiative.