Undoing Racism

Where Is Resurrection This Week?

In this fifth week of Easter, I am reminded that resurrection--and hope--does not always come easy. From the lectionary texts for this Sunday to the current events of the last week, there are signs of resurrection and hope yet we must look into the despair and death in the world to find them sprouting up.

NARA Ecumenical Gathering: Racial Justice, Sanctuary Movement and Our Prophetic Voice

Friday, August 31, 2018 to Monday, September 3, 2018

Every two-years the WSCF North America gathers together for a North American Regional Assembly (NARA) to elect regional leaders and plan the focus of action over the coming years. In late summer 2018, WSCF are expanding NARA to empowering youth leaders from a range of different denominations with a focus on tackling issues of both racial justice and immigration. The expectation is through attendance at NARA participants will:

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Rev. Dr. William Barber to Receive 2018 Peaceseeker Award

The Presbyterian Peace Fellowship will honor Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Rev. Dr. William Barber with the 2018 Peaceseeker Award at the Peace Breakfast on June 20 at the meeting of the Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly in St. Louis. Founded in 1944, the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship is a nation-wide community of Presbyterians who seek to follow the nonviolence of Jesus by working to reduce war and violence in the world. The Peaceseeker Award is its highest honor.

The Wisdom of Dr. Ruby Sales

I attended the Deeper Change Forum facilitated by Dr. Ruby Sales on Thursday and Friday this week at the Uniterain Society of New Haven (which is actually in Hamden, CT).  It was two days of deepening awareness, challenges and developing community.  I share this handout with Dr. Sales' permission.
 
Coming clean
 
There cannot be a progressive movement

Call to People of Faith to Stand Against White Supremacy in Tennessee

We invite you to join us in putting your bodies on the line to proclaim that God rejects white supremacy. Stand with us on the weekend of Oct. 27-28 in Tennessee to confront white supremacy with interfaith prayer and song. This is a call for partnership in direct, nonviolent action on a crucial day for our state and in a critical moment for our country. We need your prayerful presence.

Studying the Churchwide Anti-Racism Policy

At the Fall PPF Activist Council Meeting, The Challenging and Dismantling White Supremacy and White Privilege Working Group pledged to study the PCUSA Anti-Racism Policy and to understand and promote the Anti-Racism Training developed by the church-wide Antiracism Policy Team.

PPF Is A Tree: A Silly Analogy for Crucial Work of the Activist Council

Our commitment to nonviolence calls us to grow our roots deeper into anti-racism work and continue to grow our branches in the world. Each time the Activist Council gathers, as we did the last weekend of December, we do this work together.

Silent Resistance

Written by Yenny Delgado (@delgadoyenny1) and Rob Rivers (@robclayrivers). Originally published here.

 

Broad Progressive Coalition Marches on UN to Protest Netanyahu-Trump Alliance

Following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump’s addresses to the UN General Assembly, over 200 New Yorkers from a broad coalition of progressive movements - led by American Muslims for Palestine-NJ, Jewish Voice for Peace-NYC, and Presbyterian Peace Fellowship - marched before the UN in protest of their shared policies of racism and xenophobia.

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