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New Race and Reconciliation study explores reconciliation, unity, and justice

September 30, 2015

Louisville

A new Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding study honors the 50th anniversary of the Confession of 1967 and the anticipated adoption of the Confession of Belhar as a confessional standard of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Race and Reconciliation: Confessions of 1967 and Belhar by Cliff Kirkpatrick, former stated clerk of the PC(USA), explores the themes of reconciliation, unity, and justice. Readers will claim the ministry of reconciliation in a world and a church deeply divided by race, nation, gender, economic status, and religion.

“With pastoral sensitivity and intellectual astuteness, Kirkpatrick guides readers through a process of contemplation that can re-form our minds on the issues of race, poverty, justice, and the practical use of our confessions,” said Mark Lomax, founding pastor of the First African Presbyterian Church of Lithonia, Ga., and assistant professor of Homiletics at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC).

Race and Reconciliation, an ideal study leading up to the 222nd General Assembly (2016), may be used as a self-guided study, as a group study, and a ready reference for personal reflection. Suggested lesson plans are offered for group study.

Order Being Reformed workbooks at pcusastore.com.

Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding is a series of biblically based studies that provide adults with a foundational understanding of the Reformed faith. Each six-session study—written by well-known and respected scholars—features Scripture, in-depth commentary, and questions for reflection. Learn more about the studies at pcusa.org/being-reformed.

Being Reformed is published by Congregational Ministries Publishing, the denominational curriculum publisher of the PC(USA). Its mission is to bring glory to God by inspiring, equipping, and connecting Presbyterians of all ages with faithful, affordable, educational resources that further commitments to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.