Issues and Series
Drawing on faith, community, and conscience to call out injustice and seek a better way.
Climate Change, the Global Order, the War on Drugs, Religious Freedom Without Discrimination, & more!
Mosaic of Peace Blog
(co-hosted with Presbyterian Peacemaking Program)
Witnessing for Peace and Wholeness in a Land Called ‘Holy’
Stories of the people left behind.
A Symposium on Israel-Palestine
Issues of Active Citizenship, Social Critique, and Public Witness
For Truth, Justice, and the Christian Way of Love
Elections, Democracy, and the Church in the Public Square
Racism, Belhar, apologies, fossil fuels, peace discernment, family leave, and much more!
Acknowledging, confessing, and interrupting racism and white privilege in the majority-white Church.
As Christians turn our liturgical attention toward the Middle East of 2 millennia ago during the Advent season, we also turn our awareness and moral consciousness eastward to reflect on what is happening on the ground today in the lands where Jesus walked.
Reflecting on the status of the ecumenical movement, in both its institutional and de facto forms, and looking forward to what the future may hold.
As the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) prepares to “Live Missionally” at the Big Tent 2015 Conference, authors across the denomination reflect on what it looks like to participate in God’s mission in our own varying contexts.
Examining U.S. drug policy through a theological lens as it relates to issues of addiction, racism, incarceration, violence, and militarization at home and abroad.
Looking at the theology of education and the struggles, sacrifices, strategies, and solutions at home and abroad in light of the “Educate a Child, Transform the World” Initiative.
Remembering the ecumenical “Re-Imagining” Conference of 1993, and current reflections on the state of justice for women, both in church and in society.
Seeking what resources for hope and change the apocalyptic parts of the Christian tradition have to offer in the face of climate change.
Looking back on the 221st General Assembly and forward for what it means for the future of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
June 2014 Issue:
Reflections on a variety of justice issues that came before the 221st General Assembly of the PC(USA) in June of 2014.
May 2014 Issue:
April 2014 Issue:
Stories, strategies, and theological reflection on urban ministry
February/March 2014 Issue:
A look at healthcare, health insurance, and the Affordable Care Act from a Reformed Christian perspective
January 2014 Mini-series:
A joint issue with ecclesio.com that explores different ways our faith calls us to respond to climate change
December 2013 Issue:
An exploration of social justice themes in Glory to God, the new Presbyterian hymnal
Fall 2013 Issue:
A series on the future of social witness featuring modern-day prophets and advocates from across the country and the world
Summer 2013 Issue:
An exploration of of racial justice both from past issues of Church & Society and from present day tragedies such as the death of Trayvon Martin.
March 2013 Issue:
As Congress looks seriously at comprehensive immigration reform for the first time in a number of years, Unbound contributors illuminate the issues being debated.
Feb 2013 Issue:
Produced in collaboration with the Presbyterian AIDS Network, and building on a ground-breaking conference at Johnston C. Smith Theological Seminary, Unbound explores prophetic witness and compassionate action in response to HIV and AIDS.Dec 2012/Jan 2013 Issue:
A collaborative issue of Unbound and Presbyterians for Earth Care examining the relational and spiritual foundation of a life devoted to sustainability and environmental justice.
Special Nov 2012 Series:
A special series for the November 2012 election, drawing together prominent thinkers and faith leaders to reflect on the threats to the effective and ethical functioning of our democracy.
Special Oct 2012 Series:
A special series for National Coming Out Week and LGBT History Month, in partnership with Presbyterian Welcome, sharing the stories of LGBTQQI inquirers and candidates for ordained ministry.
Sept/Oct 2012 Issue:
Featuring takes from young adults and committee chairs; analysis of what happened regarding marriage equality, divestment, peace discernment, women’s justice, and other issues; a comprehensive digest of the 220th PC(USA) GA social witness action; and a look at what’s next.
May/June 2012 Issue:
Seminary and divinity school students write about social justice ministry and advocacy on their campuses: Can these inside agitators connect?[/wpcol_3quarter_end]
Feb/Mar 2012 Issue:
Social ethicists, pastors, young adults, theologians, and organizers
examine why and how the Christian church should engage the world and its political arena.
Doctoral students at the Graduate Theological Union discuss land rights issues in Hawaii, British Columbia, South Korea, and California—with guest editor Carol Robb, professor of Christian Ethics, and with contributions from the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations.Oct/Nov 2011 Issue:
In this inaugural issue of Unbound, writers speak to biblical justice and the American economic crisis—through personal accounts of impact, poetry, economic analysis, Christian witness (construction, complicity, and resistance), a re-envisioning of economics, prayer, and proposed action steps.