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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.
During their Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Facebook Live conversation on Friday, March 16, Rosa Blanca Miranda and Jieun Kim Han spoke about their personal experiences during Lent and how they’ve changed their views of what Lent means to them.
The New Immigrant Clergywomen’s Leadership Institute begins this week in Daytona Beach, Florida, as approximately 17 female clergy from around the country gather to collaborate and develop leadership skills to better serve their congregations and the church.
As a professor of music and worship at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, she shared the music of the world with future pastors and others. Melva, now retired, brought this passion to her work as a member of the committee that produced the first hymnal of the newly reunited Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
In a letter issued today by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Advocacy Committee for Women’s Concerns (ACWC) and the Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns (ACREC), the groups challenged a recent proposal by the Governance Task Force (GTF) of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB) to dramatically reduce the board size and remove formal representation in advocacy groups.
In the spirit of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., three northern NJ churches have rehabilitated a church in need of repairs.
Over the MLK holiday weekend in January 2016, the Presbyterian Church at Tenafly and Old Bergen Church of Jersey City teamed up for a construction project at the Mideast Evangelical Church in Jersey City to remodel, insulate and paint a fellowship hall, reinforce a hand rail, share in a delicious MiddleEastern meal, hear stories, and commemorate the MLK Day of Service.
This annual special offering assists past and present church workers in need, and it provides for the education and leadership development of the PC(USA)’s future racial-ethnic leaders.
Rwandan Bonita Murara is thrilled to be going to school at Menaul School, a Presbyterian Church, (U.S.A.) related college preparatory and boarding school for students in grades 6-12. “The knowledge gained here is good,” she says. “One day we can return home to teach other people how to improve their lives.”
The Rev. Eugene Blackwell died yesterday following complications from bone cancer. He was 43. A graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, he served as founding pastor of House of Manna in Pittsburgh beginning in 2009, and as assistant minister to North Way Christian Community.