The Presbytery of Lake Michigan works to live into its Matthew 25 commitment to help dismantle systemic racism.

Members of the presbytery’s Nominating & Representation Committee encourage congregational leaders to take a closer look at the April 25, 2022, edition of The Presbyterian Outlook.

Content in the entire issue – referred to as #TrustBlackWomen – was produced by Black women who are leaders, scholars, theologians, writers, and artists.

Articles within the magazine include:

  • “Trust your voice” in which Rev. Patricia Bligen Jones remembers what her foremothers taught her about self-worth, and how she, and other Black women, have to fight to value themselves.
  • “What we mean when we say #TrustBlackWomen” in which Shani McIlwain of The Presbyterian Outlook sits down with the Disparities Experienced by Black Women and Girls Task Force to debrief their silent protest at the 2020 General Assembly and why their work and voices are needed in the PC(USA).
  • “Rest as resistance and refuge” in which activist, artist and public theologian Tricia Hersey looks at the radical biblical instruction to rest and how claiming it can be a form of resistance.

Every congregation in the presbytery receives a digital subscription to The Presbyterian Outlook.  It is delivered via an email with a copy of the magazine attached.

Archived digital copies of The Presbyterian Outlook  may be found in the password-protected Presbytery Records folder.. Go the “Document” tab at https:/// and click on the drop down “Presbytery Records”