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Gilbert H. Caldwell

One of those who demonstrated for racial justice at the 1968 General Conference that created The United Methodist Church, the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell now hopes to live long enough to see LGBTQ discrimination removed from the church. more

The Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell's life experience of 83 years prompts him to recognize that standards for "right belief and behavior" have changed and must change if The United Methodist Church is to survive and thrive. more

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Duke Ellington

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Jazz has provided sacred expressions throughout the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell's ministry, including new expressions of the resurrection he believes is needed for The United Methodist Church. more

2016 General Conference

GC2000 Protest

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Two clergymen who were arrested demonstrating for LGBTQ inclusion at the 2000 General Conference say the "hateful music" of discrimination continues to taint The United Methodist Church. more

Advocating Justice 3 Comments

The Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell likens the recent statement of the "ebony bishops" of The United Methodist Church declaring racism to be alive in the UMC to traditionalists' prejudice against LGBTQ+ people. more

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The Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell finds the current makeup of the multiracial international Judicial Council to be a sign of The United Methodist Church's progress in dismantling its institutional racism and sexism. more

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The Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell recalls that the arguments used to keep people oppressed seem to be those now being used against LGBTQ-plus people in the church. more

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Claiming to be "Bible based" doesn't necessarily ensure competent, compassionate leadership for The United Methodist Church's future, writes the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell. more

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One of those who demonstrated for racial justice at the 1968 General Conference that created The United Methodist Church, the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell now hopes to live long enough to see LGBTQ discrimination removed from the church. more

The Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell's life experience of 83 years prompts him to recognize that standards for "right belief and behavior" have changed and must change if The United Methodist Church is to survive and thrive. more

Perspectives

Duke Ellington

Wikimedia Commons Photo

Jazz has provided sacred expressions throughout the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell's ministry, including new expressions of the resurrection he believes is needed for The United Methodist Church. more

2016 General Conference

GC2000 Protest

UMNS File Photo by John C. Goodwin

Two clergymen who were arrested demonstrating for LGBTQ inclusion at the 2000 General Conference say the "hateful music" of discrimination continues to taint The United Methodist Church. more

Advocating Justice 3 Comments

The Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell, a veteran of the Civil Rights era, finds that the United Methodist Church's anti-LGBT stances reflect similar historic prejudices against women and people of color. more

Advocating Justice 1 Comments

Charles Moore

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Two leaders of United Methodist social justice ministries, the Rev. Sid Hall and the Rev. Gilbert Caldwell, offer their reflections on the death by self-immolation of their colleague, the Rev. Charles Moore. more

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How Will We Change Our Minds?

The Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell ponders the UMC's stance on same-sex marriage in light of recent votes legalizing the unions. more

Jan 2, 2013 3:22 PM Gilbert H. Caldwell 1 Comments

Living the Question About Same-Gender Relationships

Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell, civil rights activist for racial and gender justice, challenges The United Methodist Church on its stances against LGBT rights. more

Jan 30, 2012 12:34 PM Gilbert H. Caldwell 7 Comments