African Methodist Episcopal Church

The African Methodist Episcopal Church, to which United Methodists are linked via an agreement, outlines the health dangers of climate change, especially to Black children. Read more

Global Health


UM&Global Art

UM & Global begins an occasional series on the differences among Methodist/Wesleyan denominations historically related to The United Methodist Church, curated by Dr. David W. Scott. Read more

Global Nature

Sojourner Truth

Wikimedia Commons Photo

As we move from Black History Month to Women's History Month, Dr. Kenyatta Gilbert of Howard University reminds us: "African-American women have preached, formed congregations and confronted many racial injustices since the slavery era." Read more

Ordained Ministry

Lancaster Protest

Photo courtesy of Bishop Peggy Johnson/Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

Bishops, academics and other religious leaders continue to issue sharp criticisms of President Donald Trump's executive orders as detrimental to believers, society and scholarship. Read more

Advocating Justice

Bishop Lawrence Reddick

Photo courtesy of Steven Martin, National Council of Churches

Churches across America should make ending racism and race-based violence a priority, an African Methodist Episcopal bishop told a gathering of four historically African-American Methodist denominations in announcing a new initiative to fight racism. Read more

Advocating Justice

Delaware Conference

Illustration Courtesy of UMC LEAD

In Part 2 of her series on The United Methodist Church and its history in race relations, the Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner traces how predominantly black Methodist churches influenced changes in the white Methodist Church. Read more