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‘Just keep stirring’

224th GA commissioners overwhelmingly approve a second four-year term for the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II

Eight minutes, 46 seconds of silence

224th General Assembly winds down by keeping still

Guatemala mission partners focus on relief rather than reunion

During COVID-19, need for food and clean water take priority as mission trips are canceled, postponed or moved online

Masters-level Black students at Columbia Seminary will have tuition, fees paid for

‘Repairing the Breach’ commitment part of ‘the sacred task of working together to create new realities at Columbia’

PC(USA) Office of Public Witness decries treatment of protesters

Statement issued against criminalization of protests and militarization of police

A visual reminder of how hearts are joined

‘Links of Love’ greeted the Co-Moderators upon their arrival last week

New season of ‘1001’ podcast focuses on racial injustice and faith

New Way host asks: ‘Why do people of faith impose limits on God’s justice and mercy?’

Just ahead of Israel’s annexation announcement, webinar explores the ramifications

Discussion includes what Presbyterians can do to support their Palestinian siblings

Gun violence prevention advocate Jim Atwood dies

Presbyterian pastor and author succumbs to COVID-19 virus

Historic 224th General Assembly (2020) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is in the books

Organizers call first online assembly a success

Commissioners address issues related to theological education during full fifth plenary

Co-Moderators’ statement speaks to dispute between the University of Redlands Graduate School of Theology/San Francisco Theological Seminary and COTE

Racial injustice, COVID-19 and support for Native American churches take up bulk of third plenary at the 224th General Assembly

Commissioners say the time is now to speak up on justice issues

Committee members call on PC(USA) to ‘start leading’ on justice issues

Final General Assembly edition of ‘Just Talk Live’ focuses on Native American and migrant issues

MRTI endorses statement of solidarity against systemic racism

Move follows nationwide protests against police brutality and white privilege

Upon further consideration …

Commissioners to the 224th General Assembly decide not to reconsider their action from a week ago

‘Far more than all we can ask or imagine’

223rd GA co-moderators embrace GA 224 theme ‘Lament into Hope’ in final sermon

General Assembly Committee on Representation releases profile on commissioners and advisory delegates

White women make up the largest grouping for GA224

PC(USA) Crystal Teardrop Awards recognize women of NASA

Mathematicians portrayed in the book/movie 'Hidden Figures' awarded by the Stated Clerk

Eight new worshiping communities, two presbyteries receive Mission Program Grants

Grants awarded help six ‘1001’ communities get started and aid two more established ministries

Tensions heighten on the Korean Peninsula

National Council of Churches in Korea issues statement of concern

Environmental justice leader speaks on fossil fuel divestment

Keynote speaker at Peace Camp breakfast challenges the church

Arguing with God

Austin Seminary professor gives Presbyterian Association of Musicians a fresh take on the Binding of Isaac

COGA holds last meeting before 224th General Assembly (2020) wraps

Two members prepare to rotate off

‘COVID at the Margins’ shines unflinching light on coronavirus impacts

Recent episode explores racial issues and injustices impacting Hispanic/Latino-a communities

Symbol of the Co-Moderators of the 224th General Assembly (2020) gains momentum across the church

Bentley and Street-Stewart feel spirit moving as they prepare for Friday’s assembly gathering

Short sermons on social witness and General Assembly

Online talk show gives ministries forum to talk — and preach a little — about issues not on the table at GA

A Statement from the Special Committee on Racism Truth and Reconciliation

"But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream" (Amos 5:24, NRSV)

Ecumenical and Interreligious Service Recognition Award recipients recognized

Tom Reid, Jonathan Miller Barton, and the Presbytery of San Joaquin receive awards

‘Look, and see our disgrace!’

GA Bible study affirms that lament is the proper response to coronavirus, racism

Webinar highlights immigration and pandemic issues

DACA recipient and others speak out during ‘COVID at the Margins’

Faith leaders demand justice for Breonna Taylor

Stated Clerk and PMA president among those pushing for changes

PAM’s online 2020 Worship and Music Conference is ‘kind of a miracle’

The Presbyterian Association of Musicians celebrates the past while leaping into an unknown future

224th General Assembly (2020) recognizes individuals for their work in gun violence prevention

Recipients to receive PC(USA) Crystal Teardrop Awards

Presbyterian science and technology association announces award winner

South Carolina’s Jim Miller wins the McCall Award from the Presbyterian Association on Science, Technology and the Christian Faith

Mission co-worker says COVID-19 shows the need to answer the Matthew 25 invitation

Tracey King-Ortega is grateful for the ways PC(USA) has responded to the overwhelming need

Love knows no bounds

‘Links of Love’ initiative continues through virtual creativity during quarantine and online General Assembly

PC(USA) and other faith groups call for UN human rights inquiry in US

Statement from 14 churches and organizations follows debate and testimony from George Floyd’s brother

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