A Call to Action by the Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns (Called to be “… doers of the word and not merely hearers …” (James 1:22a)

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A Call to Action by the Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns (Called to be “… doers of the word and not merely hearers …” (James 1:22a)

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In response to recent incidents of police shooting unarmed black men, the Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns (ACREC) of the Presbyterian Church (USA) has published a statement. Buddy Monahan and Thomas Priest Jr., chair and vice chair of ACREC, respectively, said when they issued the statement: "Ours is a nation entrenched in systems of privilege and power that perpetuate racial injustice, and as people of faith, we have no choice but to take a stand against this and in favor of the inclusive and equitable love of Jesus Christ. This statement is but one step in taking that stand, and we would ask you as our partners in the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ to spread this statement far and wide to your constituencies.

"A Statement of Concern about the September Shootings. ACREC calls the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to embody what it has confessed. 


https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/advocacy-committee-racial-ethnic-concerns-acrec/ (About the Committee)

Subject

Black Lives Matter
Social justice
Witness bearing (Christianity)

Creator

The Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns (ACREC)

Date

September 30, 2016

Contributor

Stephanie M. Morris, Presbyterian Women in the PC(USA), Inc.

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English

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ADVOCACY COMMITTEE FOR WOMEN’S CONCERNS.pdf

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The Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns (ACREC), “A Call to Action by the Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns (Called to be “… doers of the word and not merely hearers …” (James 1:22a),” Anti-Racism Digital Library, accessed November 17, 2017, http://sacred.omeka.net/items/show/176.