Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Pittsburgh Presbytery meeting at Shadyside: 5. Black History Month

The February 3, 2006 meeting of the Pittsburgh Presbytery at the Shadyside Presbyterian Church included a Celebration of Black History Month.

The guest speaker was the Rev. Jim Reese, a graduate of Pittsburgh-Xenia Theological Seminary, currently the interim presbytery executive in Newark Presbytery. He spoke about offering the gift of having Africa as one's land of origin, reverence for ancestors, the desire for personal and group freedom, having an image and identity that cannot be destroyed, and the ability to accept diversity without becoming divisive.

Also during this meeting the Presbytery observed a remembrance for the Rev. Dr. LeRoy Patrick, who had passed away on January 12 of this year.

My other articles on this meeting: 1 2 3 4 5 6

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