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Mid Council Leaders Gathering

The 2018 Mid Council Leaders Gathering will be held Friday, October 5 beginning at 9AM to Sunday, October 7 concluding at 11AM at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in suburban Chicago.

The Rev. Dr. Gregory C. Ellison II, associate professor at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and founder of Fearless Dialogues, will serve as the keynote speaker.

 

 

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Organizers of GA 223 bail-out in St. Louis detention centers shift focus of campaign

Aug 15, 2018

It has been described as one of the major highlights of the 223rd General Assembly (2018) in St. Louis. Hundreds of Presbyterians, including the Reverend J. Herbert Nelson, II, General Assembly Stated Clerk, Co-Moderators Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri and the Reverend Cindy Kohlmann, and Presbyterian Mission Agency Executive Director the Reverend Diane Moffett, walking to the City Justice Center. With a collection of more than $47,000 received at the assembly’s opening worship service, Nelson turned the money over to local organizations to begin bailing out individuals who had been prescreened for release because they could not afford their cash bail.

In the weeks that have passed, local organizers like the Bail Project and the St. Louis Act Council have run into constant roadblocks as people who are released find themselves facing incarceration again at another local facility.

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