Next Steps following Black Lives Matter
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From the Director by Rhashell D. Hunter
Black Lives Matter

This month’s edition of the Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries focuses on the Black Lives Matter movement and asks the question: What are the next steps? Shanea Leonard is the associate for Gender & Racial Justice ministry in Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries. Following are some of her reflections.

Rhashell D. Hunter


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African American clergywomen gather for retreat

African American clergywomen from 24 states gathered in Daytona, Florida, for a time of Sabbath rest, to reconnect with Christ, to deepen relationships of learning and support and to gain emotional, intellectual and spiritual support for their ministries in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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‘You Are Phenomenal Women’

In a sermon that caused listeners to wonder if they were at a retreat or a revival, the Rev. Dr. Alice Ridgill, founding pastor of New Faith Presbyterian Church, the first African American Presbyterian church in Greenwood County, South Carolina, reminded those attending the African American Clergywomen’s Retreat that they are "phenomenal women."

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‘Flint’ film from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance set for September premiere

"Flint: The Poisoning of an American City," a production of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance’s Story Productions, will have its world premiere in the heart of the city whose story it tells.

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Become a Matthew 25 Church

Matthew 25 is a bold new vision and invitation from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). There are over 150 congregations and mid councils who have pledged to become a Matthew 25 church so far. We aim to help multiply this loving commitment to radical and fearless discipleship by partnering to help them embrace one or more of the three focuses. Find out more and join us on this journey.

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Upcoming Events and how to get involved
  • September 21: Chinese Study Bible Program. For more information contact
  • September 23-25: Native American Day / Native American Consulting Committee Meeting. For more information contact
  • September 26-28: Vision Conference National Korean Presbyterian Moderators (NKPM). For more information contact
  • September 27-28: Largest gathering of 25 Native congregations in the Synod of the Southwest. For more information contact
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Listing of RE&WIM Offices:

African American Intercultural Congregational Support; African Intercultural Ministries; Asian Intercultural Congregational Support; Gender & Racial Justice; Hispanic/Latino-a Intercultural Congregational Support; Korean Intercultural Congregational Support; Leadership Development & Recruitment for Leaders of Color; Middle Eastern Intercultural Ministries; Mission Program Grants; Native American Intercultural Congregational Support; Native American Church Properties; Racial & Intercultural Justice (joint office with CPJ) Schools and Colleges Equipping Communities of Color; Women’s Leadership Development & Young Women’s Ministries; and in covenant relationship with Presbyterian Women in the PC(USA).

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