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  • Collection: The Intercultural Community, PC (USA)

One Church, One Book (GA Co-Moderators Website for Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debbie Irving: A Study Guide by the Revs. Denise Anderson and Jan Edmiston)

The Reverend Denise Anderson and the Reverend Jan Edmiston, Co‐Moderators of the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), have invited the church to read and discuss the book, Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the…

Well Chosen Words! Inclusive Language with Reference to the People of God. Expansive Language with Reference to God.

Well Chosen Words - Inclusive and Expansive Language Resource.pdf
This is a tri-fold brochure of the PC (USA) that offers inclusive words, language, images and principles for inclusion and justice to all people, including the people of God in the PC (USA). “A concern for inclusive language bespeaks the church’s…

china-gringa, ch.1

An American Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) living in Columbia describes issues of racial/ethnic identity on her blog From Clamor to Timbre.

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The Case for the Belhar Confession

This is a letter from the Rev. Dr. Jerry Tankersley, Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church to the Presbytery of Los Ranchos and the PC(USA) regarding his convictions about the Belhar Confession and why the church needs to adopt the Confession.

Redemptive Theology and White Racism

McCutchanRedemptiveTheologyandWhiteRacism.pdf
In this paper, Rev. Dr. Stephen McCutchan, a retired PC(USA) pastor and author, asserts that predominantly white congregations have been infected by a cancer of racism that infuses their life and distorts their experience of the Gospel as they…

Jan Edmiston: GA222 Co-Moderator reflections (Videos)

GA 222 Co-Moderator Reflections is a video series where Denise Anderson and Jan Edmiston, Co-Moderators of the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), share weekly reflections each Wednesday in a video blog. This week Jan…

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Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico plays critical role in changing face of denomination

Theological education in the PC(USA) is shifting to support and embrace diversity. The denomination is increasing its efforts to become more global as well as to reach Latin@ populations through the historic partnership signified by the presence of…

Coded Messages, Dog Whistles, and Stereotype Threat: When what we say is not what we mean

Presented at Big Tent, July 30 - August 1, 2015, University of Tennessee Conference Center, Knoxville, TN.

Definitions and examples of coded messages, dog whistles, micro aggressions, and stereotype threat are given. Readings and videos…

A Common Word: Between Us and You

The ‘a common word between us and you’ initiative (acw) was launched on October 13th 2007 initially as an Open Letter signed by 138 leading Muslim scholars and intellectuals (including such figures as the Grand Muftis of Egypt, Syria, Jordan,…

The Confession of Belhar

This is a translation of the original Afrikaans text of the confession as it was adopted by the synod of the Dutch Reformed Mission Church in South Africa in 1986. In 1994 the Dutch Reformed Mission Church and the Dutch Reformed Church in Africa…

Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community Churchwide Antiracism Policy

This is the new churchwide anti-racism policy of the Presbyterian Church (USA) submitted for approval at the 222nd General Assembly (2016). 21 pages (with blank pages at end for Notes).

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The Bible insistently reveals that God…

Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community Anti-racism Guides

This series of six antiracism study guides is appropriate for an hour-long conversation among adults or teens (one per week over 6 weeks). They provide a pedagogical tool for empowering church communities to have important conversations about race…

The Brief Statement of Faith

This is a brief theological statement in simple confessional language that ordinary people can use about the most important beliefs that Presbyterians share with all Christians, and most especially with the Reformed tradition.