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Reports and study guides

  • Lift Every Voice: Democracy, Voting Rights, and Electoral Reform

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyAdvisory Committee on Social Witness Policy

    This report recommends ways to strengthen democratic — small d — promise and practice in the political life of the United States based on principles of Reformed Christianity. Presbyterian political scientists, ethicists and others studied why so many Americans do not vote, despite the 2007 renewal of Voting Rights Act protections against racial discrimination. Remedies include voting machine paper trails, non-partisan election commissions, re-enfranchising former felons, D.C. voting rights, weekend and instant-run-off voting and innovative structural improvement

  • Presbyterian Hunger Program Grants - 2009

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPresbyterian Hunger Program

    A listing of 2009 Presbyterian Hunger Program grants and projects.

  • Strategy for African-American Church Growth Within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyAfrican American Congregational Support

    In light of the General Assembly mandate to increase racial ethnic membership in the PC(USA) by 20 percent by the year 2010, the National Black Presbyterian Caucus (NBPC) recognizes the critical necessity to take the lead in developing a Strategy for African-American Evangelism and Church Growth. In the document are strategies which we encourage presbyteries, synods and General Assembly offices to implement in order to ensure that the 1998 Racial Ethnic Immigrant evangelism Church Growth Strategy achieves the objective of increasing African-American membership in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

  • Beyond New Wine

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyAfrican American Congregational Support

    Toward a 21st Century Black Presbyterian church growth strategy

    A focus paper addressing issues for prayer, study and action by Blacks in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Presented by the Black Presbyterian Church Growth Committee at the request of the National Black Presbyterian Caucus and the Office of African American Congregational Support

  • Is This New Wine?

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyAfrican American Congregational Support

    A paper addressing African-American issues for discussion within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Presented by African-American Presbyterians for Prayer, Study, and Action

  • Periscope 1 Study Guide

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyAfrican American Congregational Support

    A Guide for the Study of 175 Years of Black Presbyterian Ministry

  • Periscope 1

    From Presbyterian Mission Agency

    Black Presbyterianism – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

    175 years of ministry – 1807-1982

    The celebration of 175 years of black Presbyterianism brings into view the whole range of experiences from early contact to current participation. It involves a review and reassessment of a process, which moved by uncharted stages from tolerance, tutelage and testing to patronage, paternalism and partnership. Through all of this, blacks who were, or became, Presbyterian had a sense of the inherent appropriateness of their identification with the Presbyterian Church and they presumed a "joint-heir" proprietorship in this part of the "Body of Christ." Whether or not this presumption ...

  • Periscope 2

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyAfrican American Congregational Support

    Black Presbyterianism – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

    175 years of ministry – 1807-1982

    "Periscope 2" is the second of four issues commemorating 175 years of Black Presbyterianism. The time frame between the Civil War era up to 1982 is given major attention, but some thought has also been given to the years immediately ahead that will lead us into the 21st century. The mood of the journal articles is one of black self-confidence and hope. This should be recognized as a tribute of genuine appreciation to our forebears and our contemporaries who have suffered the indignities and disabilities of discrimination in the ...

  • Periscope 3

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyAfrican American Congregational Support

    African-American Presbyterianism - Preparing for the 21st Century

    African-American Presbyterians face many challenges in the next century, according to Otis Turner and Lawrence Bethel. Against the background of two centuries of African-American Presbyterianism, the authors, while highlighting some historical milestones, lift up some necessary changes and adjustments that the National Black Presbyterian Caucus must make if it is to meet the challenges that lie ahead. Periscope 3 will "fill you with feelings of expectancy and celebration," writes James Foster Reese. He concludes that Periscope 3 is a starting point for the African-American Presbyterian journey into the future.

  • Periscope 2 Study Guide

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyAfrican American Congregational Support

    A Guide for the Study of 175 Years of Black Presbyterian Ministry

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