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  • Collection: The Intercultural Community, PC (USA)

223rd General Assembly PC(USA): Anti-racism

Anti-racism related overtures from the 223rd General Assembly of the PC(USA), from the PC-Biz GA site, 150 pages. The help of Marney Wilde is gratefully acknowledged.  Thanks to Lemuel Garcia for sending me the amended version…

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 Story…

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).

Statements include:
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…

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…

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…

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.

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)

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…

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…


Redemptive Theology and White Racism

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…

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.

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…

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.


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, Oman,…

Sing a New Song: Black Presbyterians United, 1984 (Video)

16 mins 20 seconds. Footage of Black Presbyterians United gathering 1984, including Lenton Gunn, Jr., Gayraud Wilmore, Prathia Hall-Wynn, Joan SalmonCampbell. From Accession 13 0210 PM84 030, Presbyterian Heritage Center. Transcript below, thanks to…

Arise My Fair One: Journeying with the Divine Beloved in Dark Times

This is the text of a talk given by Dr. Wendy Farley at the Companions on the Inner Way Retreat, August 2020. 17 pages unnumbered. 5,146 words. Full Title: "Arise My Fair One:” Thoughts on Radical Compassion and Contemplation In the Work Against…

The Evolving Role of Presbytery after Christendom

History of the role of presbyteries in the PCUSA, UPCUSA, and PCUS.

Community Organizing

Description and how-to of community organizing for the cause for justice. Source URL:

Racial Justice Resources, PC (USA), June 2020

In the aftermath of the protests that erupted in the summer of 2020 these resources were made available and includes links to:
Statements from the PC(USA)
Policy Statements
Worship Resources
Recommended Books
Study, Training, and Discussion…