What’s next? A panel of Presbyterians discuss moving from conversation to action
October 11, 2016 — by Leslie Scanlon — reposted from the Presbyterian Outlook
MONTREAT, N.C. – What’s the next step? How to move from conversation in the church to action on racial equality?
And what’s it like to be a person of color and an advocate for justice in the vastly-white Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)?
Those were among the questions a panel of Presbyterians, moderated by Brian Ellison, executive director of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, discussed Oct. 11 at the DisGrace gathering at Montreat Conference Center. The participants:
Jessica Vazquez Torres, an anti racism educator who has worked with Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training.
Bruce Reyes-Chow, a former General Assembly moderator (elected in 2008) and a pastor, consultant and author from San Francisco.
Denise Anderson, co-moderator of the 2016 General Assembly and pastor of Unity Presbyterian Church in Temple Hills, Maryland.
Here’s some of what they had to say.