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Notes about People
04 May 1996 20:34:41
96028 Notes about People
by Jerry L. Van Marter and Julian Shipp
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Foundation has named the Rev. James
Foster Reese as interpreter for specialized ministry. In this newly
created position, Reese will work with donors, churches and institutions
within the denomination with special emphasis on racial-ethnic
Reese, a graduate of Knoxville College and Pittsburgh-Xenia
Theological Seminary has served throughout the Presbyterian Church, most
recently as director of the former Racial Ethnic Ministry Unit of the
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Jean Sindab, a leading American activist for racial and environmental
justice, died at her home in Manhattan Jan. 8 at the age of 51. Until her
death, caused by cancer, she was director for environmental and economic
justice/hunger concerns for the National Council of Churches. Prior to
that she was executive secretary of the World Council of Churches Programme
to Combat Racism. Sindab was a member of Canaan Baptist Church in New York
City and of the Progressive National Baptist Convention.
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The Rev. Lillian D. Anthony, the General Assembly's associate for
affirmative action and equal employment opportunity, and Ernest "Camp"
Edwards, associate executive presbyter of Louisville Presbytery, were
among four recipients of the "1996 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Leadership Award" presented during the King legacy celebration Jan. 10 in
Louisville. The annual award is presented by the Kentucky Human Rights
Commission in collaboration with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Celebration Committee to individuals and organizations with an established
voluntary commitment to social justice, fairness and peaceful community
relations. The other award recipients were Louisville civil rights activist
the Rev. Louis Coleman and Annette Turner, director of the office of
African American Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Louisville.
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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