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RACIAL DIALOGUE TEAM

OF THE PRESBYTERY's

COMPASSION PEACE AND JUSTICE MINISTRY TEAM

RACIAL EQUITY HAPPENINGS AROUND PEVA

 

 

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will be commemorating and celebrating Juneteenth in a special online worship service on Wednesday, June 16, at 9 a.m. EDT. The theme for the service is “What Is the Work of the People — Holding the Legacy While Building Our Destiny.”

 

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PEVA Prayer Walk for Racial Justice and Healing is on for September 18, 2021, 10:00 am, at Fort Monroe! 

King's Grant Presbyterian Church is studying on the Sermons & Writings of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Join them at their picnic pavilion (weather permitting)  June 27th - July 25th 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm for conversation, learning and engagement with ways the Dr. King connected faith and the struggle for justice. (bring your own dinner or snack)

The Presbytery Council is reading and discussing the book White Too Long - The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity by Robert P. Jones.

Denbigh United Presbyterian Church completed a book study Be the Bridge - Pursuing God's Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison 

First Presbyterian Church (Norfolk) held a Zoom discussion of the book Is Christianity the White Man's Religion? How the Bible Is Good News for People of Color by Dr. Antipas Harris.

King's Grant Presbyterian Church is having a Matthew 25 Movie & Discussion Series in 2021 to explore movies that embrace the Matthew 25 Initiative.

Williamsburg Presbyterian Church  is forming a new group in their congregation that will meet monthly to discuss racial equity.

RACIAL JUSTICE & ANTIRACISM RESOURCES

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The resources listed below can be useful for Sunday school classes and other small groups that are interested in studying and discussing racism, racial justice, and anti racism work. The resources are also helpful for individuals who are open to new thinking about race in America. Please share with PEVA's Racial Dialogue Team anything you’ve found about racial issues that provokes thought, discussion, and action.  

 

 PCUSA - Racial Justice Resources

 

Mathew 25 PC(USA) Resources 

 

The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA),remembers recent victims of racial violence.

Statement from the Rev. Dr. Brian K. Blount (President, Union Presbyterian Seminary) on the Death of George Floyd.

George Floyd Is My Brother - Jill Duffield (Editor, Presbyterian Outlook)

 

16 DAY RACE EQUITY CHALLENGE

The Racial Dialogue team of Peacemaking has been meeting at a recent  evening meeting, attendees agreed to try Myers Park (Charlotte, NC ) PC’s 21 day race equity challenge. After checking in with each other to share what resonated, the team developed a 16 day Race Equity Challenge. This challenge is inspired by Myers Park’s challenge and the PCUSA’s Matthew 25 racial justice challenge;  it includes local voices and the 224th GA’s Recommendation “Responding to the Sin of Racism and a Call to Action”.  In response to the sin of racism, the team encourages all to do the challenge, either individually or with a partner. 

SIGN UP FOR THE CHALLENGE

CLICK HERE FOR DAILY ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE 16 DAY CHALLENGE

(updated 9/15/2020)

 

WEBINAR REPLAY

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Webinar host, Kerry Connell, is a certified coach, speaker and the author of “Good White Racist? Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice” and “Pause: Making Time to Walk with God.”

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE RECORDED WEBINAR