Special Webinar with Author, William Yoo

What Kind of Christianity: A History of Slavery and Anti-Black Racism in the Presbyterian Church by William Yoo (Westminster John Knox Press, 2022)


In this important book, William Yoo demonstrates that to understand how Presbyterian Christians can promote racial justice today, they must first understand and acknowledge how deeply racial injustice is embedded in their history and identity as a denomination.

You can download an excerpt or purchase the book from the PCUSA store:  https://www.pcusastore.com/Products/0664264670/what-kind-of-christianity.aspx

It’s free to participate, but registration is required HERE directly or use the links at https://www.presbyterianwomen.org/what_we_do/work-for-justice/

You do not need to “create a sign-up” or “Log In” to register.  You will receive a Zoom link 24 hours prior to the webinar.

The title of the book is taken from this question raised by the Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon, the first African-American woman ordained (in 1974) as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church:

“Where was the Church and the Christian believers when Black women and Black men, Black boys and Black girls, were being raped, sexually abused, lynched, assassinated, castrated and physically oppressed?  What kind of Christianity allowed white Christians to deny basic human rights and simple dignity to Blacks, these same rights which have been given to others without question?”

Dr. William Yoo is Associate Professor of American Religious and Cultural History as well as Director of the MDiv Program at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.  Dr. Yoo is also the author of The Presbyterian Experience in the United States.

I look forward to seeing everyone on February 13!