Antiracism Tools

Statement of former PC(USA) General Assembly Moderators on Charlottesville

We write to you as former Moderators of the General Assemblies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its predecessor churches, as disciples of Jesus Christ committed to the Gospel’s witness and promise of reconciliation, and as agents of God’s transformative justice in the church and in the world.

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PC(USA) leaders condemn white supremacy, racism

Charlottesville religious leaders praised; misuse of scripture decried

Four top leaders of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) today issued a statement condemning white supremacy and racism.

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Stated Clerk’s statement

‘Are we complicit in the racism of the alt-right?’

Nelson: ‘Proclaimers and hearers of the gospel must engage this uncomfortable issue that damages the soul of our country’

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Worship Resources

Draft excerpt from the Justice and Reconcilitation section of the forthcoming Presbyterian Book of Common Worship (WJKP, 2018)

It provides commentary on worship and justice, a simple service for justice and reconcilitation, and a variety of suggested readings, hymns and prayers.

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Keeping Faith Video

August 2017 Keeping Faith on confronting and engaging in the work of racial justice.  Download entire segment or two individual stories.

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Glory to God:  The Presbyterian Hymnal (WJKP, 2013)

has a section on Justice and Reconciliation (749-774) that contains many hymns and songs addressing the sin for racism and proclaiming God's call to justice and dignity for all people.

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Suggested Hymns

The Hymn Society has provided a list of "Prophetic Hymns on Race, Unity and Peace."

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Hymn: “God, With Joy We Look Around Us.” By pastor and hymn writer Carolyn Winfrey Gillette. View resource

Service of Justice and Prayer

Worship service in Response to the Racism and White Supremacy in Charlottesville

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Chapel Service for Justice and Prayer Video

Charlotteville Prayer

Prayer from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, following the violence in Charlottesville.

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Social Media Resource

The PC(USA) Racial and Intercultural Justice Office provides links to antiracism resources on its Facebook page.

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