Repair and Reconciliation Alliance
Presbytery Staff Liaison – Rev. Ralph Lowe, Associate Minister for Justice Ministries
“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First, go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift. – Matthew 5:23-24 (NIV)
The Purpose of the Repair and Reconciliation Alliance
What are the stories of Black Churches in the Pittsburgh Presbytery? How have we failed as a Presbytery to love each other? How can we heal the breaches with our brothers and sisters in Christ?
On May 2, 2023, the Pittsburgh Presbytery created the Repair and Reconciliation Alliance to thoroughly review the historical experiences of our congregations with African American congregants and staff, and offer recommendations on actions of repair and reconciliation.
Beginning in early 2024, the Repair and Reconciliation Alliance will need the support Presbytery members to assist with the work of the Alliance: researchers, writers, videographers, accountants, and more. If God has given you a gift the Alliance could use, please follow this link to tell us more about yourself.
We as the body of Pittsburgh Presbytery have an opportunity to create a path that begins to heal the brokenness with each other. We need to gather many hands and feet of Christ in the Presbytery to embark upon this work. Won’t you join us?
Further Information and Application Form
To read more information about what the team hopes to accomplish and who the team is looking for, please click The Calling for the Repair and Reconciliation Alliance and its Support teams
For an application to volunteer for the Support teams, please click Application Form.
The applications for the Support Teams to the Alliance will continue through the fall of 2023.
If you have any further questions, please contact the Presbytery Staff Liaison.
We as the body of Pittsburgh Presbytery have an opportunity to create a path that begins to heal the brokenness with each other. We need many, many hands and feet of Christ in the Presbytery to embark upon this work. Won’t you join us?