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Rev. Jimmie Hawkins

Why the Fourth of July matters to Presbyterians

For many Americans, the Fourth of July is important as it helps to define our national identity. For Presbyterians, Independence Day holds a special place in our collective consciousness.

Seven-week PC(USA) Black resistance Bible study continues through March 15

A new virtual Bible study, launched on Feb. 1 by Racial Equity and Women’s Intercultural Ministries to celebrate Black History Month, continues through mid-March with an outstanding roster of presenters. The series, called “Models of Black Resistance Past and Present,” will be hosted on Zoom with advance registration required.

The PC(USA)’s advocacy director engages New York Avenue Presbyterian Church crowd with his scholarship on Black protest

As the speaker Wednesday for New York Avenue Presbyterian Church’s McClendon Scholar-in-Residence Program, the Rev. Jimmie Hawkins, who leads the PC(USA)’s Office of Public Witness and is the denomination’s advocacy director, spent the first half-hour talking about his book, “Unbroken and Unbowed: A History of Black Protest in America.” Read previous reports about Hawkins discussing his book, published in February 2022 by Westminster John Knox Press, by going here, here or here.

New seven-week PC(USA) Black resistance Bible study launches on Feb. 1

Racial Equity and Women’s Intercultural Ministries is launching a new virtual Bible study to celebrate Black History Month. The series is called “Models of Black Resistance Past and Present” and will stream on the RE&WIM Facebook page at 5 p.m. Eastern Time each Wednesday from February 1 through March 15.