The full Council of Bishops has committed itself to dismantling racism across the church, especially in the United States, after African-American bishops decried the politics of hatred taking place in America. more

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The Council of Bishops concluded its semiannual conclave by releasing statements on leadership, racism, and immigration among other topics. more

Finance and Administration

Observe the differences between the ways that two prophetic pastors were treated when speaking truth to power, and you'll understand what's happening with race in America, writes Cynthia B. Astle. more

Views from a Ridge 1 Comments

The General Commission on Religion and Race releases the fourth entry in the Vital Conversations series of video studies for local congregations. more

Local Church

Saying black spiritual leaders are neither "mere mascots" of the left nor setting "horses" with the religious right, representatives of the nation's two largest black denominations announced they will work independently to mobilize voters. more

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A sermon about South Africa's apartheid era moves the Rev. Dr. Benjamin L. Hartley to pray that God breaks open hearts so that the world rushes in. more

Global Nature

Jesus expects that his disciples will feed the hungry and thirsty, welcome strangers, clothe the naked, and visit the ill and imprisoned, not debate endlessly about what happens in people's bedrooms, writes Dr. Martha E. Banks. more

A Way Forward 2 Comments

The Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, head of United Methodism's social-action arm, calls Attorney General Jeff Sessions' defense of immigrant family separations a "shocking" misinterpretation of scripture and urges calls to halt the practice. more

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Statement also calls for "an end to impunity in the Holy Land" and expresses solidarity with Christian churches in the Middle East, many of which are in Palestinian areas. more

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As it struggles to find a path into its future, The United Methodist Church needs to confront its history of bigotry based on white male supremacy if it wishes to call itself truly Wesleyan, writes the Rev. B. Kevin Smalls. more

Perspectives 2 Comments

Author Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove explains to RNS columnist Jonathan Merritt what must be done to break free from oppressive views and spark a more just expression of Christianity in America. more

Although it was abolished in the 1968 merger that created The United Methodist Church, the impact of the racially segregated Central Jurisdiction still lingers today. more

In the Church 1 Comments

The World Council of Churches' Report on the April 4 anti-racism rally in Washington, D.C., brings another perspective to the task of eradicating racial prejudice in America. more

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The character of Thomas gives us a way to face up to our doubts when circumstances seem too fantastic to be real, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. more


United Methodists gather in Washington, D.C., to participate in a national anti-racism event marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. more

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United Methodists attending the Washington, D.C., anti-racism event are encouraged to contact the General Commission on Religion & Race to connect during the multi-day gathering. more

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United Methodists led by the president of the Council of Bishops will join in the anti-racism event planned for early April by the National Council of Churches. more

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"Evangelicals" have been held up to scorn and scrutiny in the media recently, but their public disgrace prompts Cynthia B. Astle to counsel compassion for them rather than revenge. more

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The National Council of Churches is spearheading a new effort by multiple faith-based organizations to end racism in America. more

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The unveiling of a memorial to Philadelphia civil rights leader Octavius V. Catto inspires Bishop Peggy A. Johnson to lift up the "holy work" of dismantling racism during Black History Month. more