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Is it more important that we count people in the pews and dollars in the plate, or the amount of hate that churches combat? asks the Rev. Jeremy Smith. more

Jeremy Smith

David W. Scott finds that American United Methodists have lost their historic gift of making space in their ranks for many different racial and ethnic constituents – a loss that puts the UMC at odds with the country's changing nature. more

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United Methodist churches with predominantly black membership have responded in various ways to balance their safety with hospitality after the shooting deaths of nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. more

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Erin Hawkins, top executive of the General Commission on Religion and Race, expresses her views that Plan UMC guts the church's objective of monitoring for racial justice. more

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Veteran lay leader Philip Susag points out the dangers of the 2012 version of United Methodism's history of exclusion. more

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