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From the Director by Rhashell D. Hunter
Native American Intercultural Congregational Support

This month’s edition of the Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries focuses on Native American Intercultural Congregational Support. Irvin Porter is the associate for this ministry in Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries. Following are some of his reflections.

Rhashell D. Hunter

Native American Infrastructure Inventories continue PC(USA) work with historic constituency

By: Rev. Irvin Porter, Associate

Though Indigenous tribes inhabited this continent for millennia, a clash of cultures soon began to change their world forever. After welcoming and assisting settlers, Indigenous people were considered obstacles to "Manifest Destiny", the theory that the United States was destined to dominate North America, and its civilization would restore and remake the continent in the image of white America. A Doctrine of Discovery continues the right of conquest issued by Popes and European Monarchs.

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Madison McKinney successfully navigates her Presbyterian Christianity and her Native American spirituality

For Madison McKinney, attending the 63rd Session of United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was an "incredible experience".

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Cook Native American Ministries: Preparing Natives to lead churches, communities

A nationally-renowned theological college with roots in both Christian and Native American spiritual beliefs and culture has trained hundreds of Native people to take the Gospel — and the good works it inspires — to their own tribal communities for more than 100 years.

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Cook Native American Ministries Foundation today: furthering Christian mission in Indian Country

The Cook Christian Training School, one of the U.S.’s most well-known and renowned institutions dedicated to training Native people to become leaders in the church, closed its doors in 2008, leaving behind a 16-acre campus — and its mission of Christian ministry in Indian Country.

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Madison McKinney reflects on her UN experience

Madison McKinney of Lawrence, Kansas was a delegate to the 63rd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women sponsored by the office of Native American Intercultural Congregational Support. Madison is the first Native American young woman in the PC(USA) to attend the event. Near the end of her week there, she reflected on the experience.

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Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Parent Loan

The PC(USA) Parent Loan was designed for PC(USA) members seeking a more affordable loan to assist with the expenses of dependents attending college in the United States.

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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.) that calls us to actively engage in the world around us - serving those who are hungry, oppressed, imprisoned and poor. When we practice justice, love and kindness, we become a living translation of Jesus Christ. Find out how your congregation can join us on this journey.

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Upcoming Events and how to get involved
  • Aug 11-16: Asian Leadership Study Program, for more information contact ralph.su@pcusa.org.
  • Aug 12-14: Campus Town pastors’ conference, for more information contact Moongil.cho@pcusa.org.
  • Aug 24: Chinese Bible Study Program for more information contact ralph.su@pcusa.org.
  • Sep 9-12: Native American Day / Native American Consulting Committee Meeting, for more information contact irv.porter@pcusa.org.
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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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