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Awareness and Transformation: Juneteenth and Critical Race Theory

July 8, 2021 | Posted in Announcements, Justice Corner

  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 …


Awareness and Transformation: What We Learned in 2020

February 10, 2021 | Posted in Announcements, Justice Corner

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 …


Living Life Under Stress

October 29, 2020 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian R. Wallace Associate Minister October 29, 2020 Peter has many famous moments in the bible, none more so than his denial of Jesus after his arrest.  In this week’s letter, Rev. Brian …


Awareness and Transformation: Kneeling During the National Anthem

October 8, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

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. …


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

August 27, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

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 …


Awareness and Transformation: What about reverse racism?

August 13, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

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 …


Awareness and Transformation: What is implicit bias?

July 31, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

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 …


Awareness and Transformation: Defining racist and racism

July 15, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

Episode 2: Defining Racist and Racism (June 2020) In this episode, Ralph and Brian dive deep into definitions.  Notably, how do we define two words: Racist and Racism.  They end up talking about “racist” as an identity”, “racism” like it’s …


Awareness and Transformation: Let’s Talk

June 30, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

Episode 1: Let’s Talk (June 2020) This is the follow-up piece to the introduction above.  In it, Ralph and Brian cover a variety of race-related conversations including growing up in Pittsburgh as a black man, growing up in the suburbs …