What We Are: The PIN is a grass roots network in our denomination that connects and nurtures intercultural, multicultural, and cross-cultural ministries all over the United States. Our individual memberships include lay leaders, clergy, seminary students, and other supporters. Our institutional memberships include churches, new worshipping communities, governing bodies, and seminaries.
Why We Are:
Purpose: For the PCUSA church to be just in intercultural relationships, both institutional and individual
Objective: Build equitable relationships and connections among and between individuals, groups, and congregations so that diversity, mutuality, justice and respect are valued by all
Means: * Inviting all to enter into sacred space in which transformation may emerge through honest, open, difficult conversations about: “whiteness,” institutional racism, power imbalance and power sharing. * Constructing networks among and between individuals, groups, and congregations from many cultural identities seeking to embrace diversity. * Offering resources dedicated to intercultural worship, mission, and community.
“All In” Relationships – Increasing Our Faith
Rev. Connie Lee
On August 22-24, we will have an opportunity to come together as the Body of Christ participating in our First Annual Presbyterian Intercultural Network (PIN) Regional Conference. Our PIN Conference will be held on the beautiful Columbia Theological Seminary campus. Our conference theme this year is: “All In: Incarnation in an Intercultural World”. We are excited about participating in this powerful experience of developing “All In Relationships” – relationships in which a person puts all of their available resources into developing and maintaining positive, healthy interactions with one another and others. “All In” relationships have certain characteristics that show up regardless of who they are with, including commitment, courage, genuine care and concern, and compassion.