Conference Celebrates a Multicultural Presbyterian Church

May 6, 2004

Source: The Presbyterian News Service

On May 6, 2004 The Presbyterian News Service reported on the fifth annual Presbyterian Church Multicultural Church Conference. "The four-day event, which started on April 22, was planned to give about 500 Presbyterian participants, including people of Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, African and Native American heritage, a chance to share 'new steps' toward becoming an inclusive, multicultural church for a new millennium... Waves of immigration and shifting demographics are calling Presbyterian congregations to be more inclusive and more culturally diverse. PC(USA) officials believe the denomination has about 350 congregations that are 'multicultural'— that is, incorporate the traditions of more than one ethnic or racial group. Several hundred other churches are attuned to a single ethnic or racial culture."