The Sarasota Statement
A new confessional statement in response to the current state of the church and world, made possible by a partnership between NEXT Church and the Presbyterian Foundation. The Statement addresses many of today’s divisive issues including racism and other forms of injustice.
The Sarasota Statement Study Guide
The accompanying study guide is meant to guide congregations and other groups through thoughtful reflection on the Sarasota Statement and some of the theological tenants of our faith.
DisGRACE: The Church Addresses Racism
Irene Pak Lee, a woman of color, and Mindy Douglas, a white woman, describe Montreat Conference Center’s DisGRACE Concerence in October 2016, and they reflect on how people of color and people who are white experience racism in different ways and how to have effective conversations about racism.
A Jury of Your Peers
This PW blog post asks where the young black men are in Baltimore city’s jury pool.
Until All Lives Matter, Black Lives Matter
In April 2015, Freddie Gray Jr., a 25-year-old African-American man, was arrested by the Baltimore Police Department for allegedly possessing an illegal switchblade. A week later, Gray died of a spinal injury while in police custody. This PW blog post talks about a protest in Baltimore and some of the reasons for the Black Lives Matter movement.
2015 Covenant Conference Videos
Covenant Network of Presbyterians
Videos of 10 conference speeches on the subject of “Unity Matters.”