As the country continues to reckon with its history of racism and oppression of Black and brown people and take steps toward healing, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is planning to host a Week of Action Aug. 24-30.
Activities during week of Aug. 24 will affirm Black Lives Matter movement
by Darla Carter | Presbyterian News Service
LOUISVILLE — As the country continues to reckon with its history of racism and oppression of Black and brown people and take steps toward healing, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is planning to host a Week of Action Aug. 24-30.
The week will provide a variety of ways for Presbyterians and other individuals to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement and those who tend to be marginalized by society because of their race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.
“The Presbyterian Church cares, knows what’s going on, and we’re beyond just making statements,” said the Rev. Shanea D. Leonard, the lead organizer of the Week of Action. “We’re hoping that anyone that is willing to and able to will get involved in some way.”
The Week of Action is a collaborative effort by the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA), the Office of General Assembly (OGA) and the Administrative Services Group (ASG).
The Week of Action “is an endeavor to provide a public witness that facilitates education, visibility and action that reinforces our PC(USA) statements and policy around the support of eradicating racism and acknowledging that God loves all Black lives,” according to an event description. “By joining together as national staff and the greater Church, we hope to provide faithful leadership in the area of justice, love and equality within our denomination and communities.”
The events will include a Town Hall discussion, Liberation Bible Study, a Twitter Chat, Young Adult Roundtable and film screening. They are intended to reach an interfaith audience as well as Presbyterians around the globe.
To read the full article from the Presbyterian News Service, go here: Presbyterian Week of Action, August 24-30
To participate in the Week of Action, start here: www.pcusa.org/weekofaction