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In response to the killing of George Floyd, staff members Ralph Lowe (Director of Justice Ministries) and Brian Wallace (Associate Minister) started a series of conversations entitled Awareness and Transformation: Conversations about Life, Race, and Faith.  You can view the episodes on YouTube and copies of the videos are available for download for use and inclusion in online worship and other church programs.
Disclaimer from Ralph and Brian: "The views expressed in these episodes are our personal views and should not be understood, in any way, to constitute an official position or view of Pittsburgh Presbytery"

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In response to the killing of George Floyd, staff members Ralph Lowe (Director of Justice Ministries) and Brian Wallace (Associate Minister) started a series of conversations entitled Awareness and Transformation: Conversations about Life, Race, and Faith.  You can view the episodes on YouTube and copies of the videos are available for download for use and inclusion in online worship and other church programs.
Disclaimer from Ralph and Brian: "The views expressed in these episodes are our personal views and should not be understood, in any way, to constitute an official position or view of Pittsburgh Presbytery"

    Awareness and Transformation: Juneteenth and Critical Race Theory

    Awareness and Transformation: Juneteenth and Critical Race Theory

      Season 2, Episode 3: What We Learned in 2020 (February 2021) America celebrated two federal holidays within two weeks. The Fourth of July, a holiday for almost 250 years, and Juneteenth, one just celebrated for the first time this … → The post Awareness and Transformation: Juneteenth and Critical Race Theory appeared first on Pittsburgh Presbytery.

    Awareness and Transformation: What We Learned in 2020

    Awareness and Transformation: What We Learned in 2020

    Season 2, Episode 1: What We Learned in 2020 (February 2021) 2020 was a year for the history books! A year we never want to revisit. One filled with racial tension, political unrest, natural disasters, and a paralyzing virus that … → The post Awareness and Transformation: What We Learned in 2020 appeared first on Pittsburgh Presbytery.

    Awareness and Transformation: Kneeling During the National Anthem

    Awareness and Transformation: Kneeling During the National Anthem

    Episode 6: Kneeling During the National Anthem (September 2020) Now that got your attention…Colin Kaepernick in 2016 knelt during the national anthem at the start of NFL games in protest of police brutality and racial inequality in the United States. … → The post Awareness and Transformation: Kneeling During the National Anthem appeared first on Pittsburgh Presbytery.

    Awareness and Transformation: Black lives matter, de-funding the police, and all THE things

    Awareness and Transformation: Black lives matter, de-funding the police, and all THE things

    Episode 5: Black lives matter, de-funding the police, and all THE things In a conversation that has been long in coming, Ralph and Brian tackle difficult topics including the biblical concept of social justice as it relates to black lives … → The post Awareness and Transformation: Black lives matter, de-funding the police, and all THE things appeared first on Pittsburgh Presbytery.

    Awareness and Transformation: What about reverse racism?

    Awareness and Transformation: What about reverse racism?

    Episode 4: What about reverse racism?  (August 2020) In conversations about race, it’s not unusual for someone to ask “What about reverse racism?”  They point to affirmative action, “minorities encouraged to apply” statements, and other examples of situations where being … → The post Awareness and Transformation: What about reverse racism? appeared first on Pittsburgh Presbytery.

    Awareness and Transformation: What is implicit bias?

    Awareness and Transformation: What is implicit bias?

    Episode 3: What is implicit bias? (July 2020) Remember the state representative from Ohio who asked if African-Americans are contracting coronavirus at higher rates because they don’t wash their hands as well?  In this episode, Ralph and Brian point to … → The post Awareness and Transformation: What is implicit bias? appeared first on Pittsburgh Presbytery.

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