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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

A new survey shows a sharp racial and religious divided over whether the actions of President Trump are encouraging white supremacist organizations. more

Advocating Justice

Conspiracy theories focused on Jews aren't merely distasteful, they're sinful and must be resisted at every turn, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

Perspectives

Upon learning that white supremacists would march in Washington, D.C., on the anniversary of the 2017 Charlottesville demonstration, Bishop LaTrelle Easterling envisioned a rally of love to counteract hatred – and it did. more

Advocating Justice

White supremacists' planned rally in Washington hosted far more anti-racist Methodists, Baptists and other religious demonstrators than white supremacists, reports Jack Jenkins of Religion News Service. more

Advocating Justice

United Methodist pastors join their colleagues in the Charlottesville Clergy Collective in praying, hoping and working for a peaceful weekend on the first anniversary of white supremacist violence in the Virginia city. more

Paternalism, disguised as “godly male leadership” is another term for “male supremacy” and is no different from white supremacy. Both are distasteful in the eyes of God, asserts the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas more

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The Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner dug into the background of a popular resource to find a disquieting truth, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. 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

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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

Perspectives

OK to be White

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Being white is perfectly okay, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton, but our behaviors around people of color need lots of attention to get over the white superiority we've been taught. more

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Jackson Henry

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United Methodists were well represented among people of faith who turned out Oct. 28 to counter-protest a white supremacist rally in Tennessee. more

Advocating Justice

Charlottesville Interfaith

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The interfaith Charlottesville Clergy Collective has been a primary force containing the violence that occurred in the picturesque Virginia university town this summer, and First UMC has been at the heart of events. more

Advocating Justice

Mountain Sky Cuernavaca

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Bishop Karen Oliveto finds that the cost of discipleship is a continuing process of discernment, action, evaluation and celebration that few of us attempt. more

Practicing Faith

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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

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Appalled by scenes from Charlottesville, Va., that mirror the history of his native land of Germany, Thomas Kemper asks whether Christians can love neo-Nazis away from hatred, terror and violence. more

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Antifa

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Religiously nonviolent but not ideologically pacifist, the Rev. Morgan Guyton thinks that physical violence against anti-fascist movements inflames more than it counteracts. more

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Hands Baptismal Font

Photo courtesy of the Rev. Anita Mays

United Methodists can tap into many church-related resources to change their beliefs, behaviors and society about racism, writes Joe Iovino of United Methodist Communications. more

Advocating Justice

The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant offers a counterpoint to the recent perspectives of what Christians should do in the wake of racial violence in Charlottesville, Va. more

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Charlottesville Shelter

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First United Methodist Church in Charlottesville, Va., served as a safe place for demonstrators as violence broke out Aug. 11 and 12 between white supremacists and counter-protesters. more

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