Covenant Network Panel at Montreat: Moving from Conversation to Action

What’s next? A panel of Presbyterians discuss moving from conversation to action

Executive Director Brian Ellison introduces panelists Denise Anderson, Bruce Reyes-Chow and Jessica Vazquez-Torres

Executive Director Brian Ellison introduces panelists Denise Anderson, Bruce Reyes-Chow and Jessica Vazquez-Torres. (Photo by Leslie Scanlon / Presbyterian Outlook)

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.

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