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  • Collection: The Intercultural Community, PC (USA)

AntiracismAtGA2232018OverturesAndActionsW1111Amended.pdf
Anti-racism related overtures from the 223rd General Assembly of the PC(USA), from the PC-Biz GA site, https://www.pc-biz.org. 150 pages. The help of Marney Wilde is gratefully acknowledged.  Thanks to Lemuel Garcia for sending me the amended version…

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…

ADVOCACY COMMITTEE FOR WOMEN’S CONCERNS.pdf
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…

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,…

FarleyWendyCompanionsTalk2020.pdf
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…

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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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…

Description and how-to of community organizing for the cause for justice. Source URL: https://lptsstor.blob.core.windows.net/documents-library/docs/default-source/OA/ADL/ACowserCommunityOrganizingPresbyteriansToday.pdf

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…

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…

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…

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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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…

PCUSARacialJusticeResourcesJune2020.pdf
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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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

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…