Baltimore riots

Rebuilding Community

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United Methodist Bishop Warner H. Brown Jr., president of the Council of Bishops, talks about how to rebuild community in both church and society after recent outbreaks of violence. Read more


Racism letter

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With the Baltimore unrest as its flashpoint, the United Methodist Council of Bishops issued a pastoral letter calling on the global denomination to oppose racism and xenophobia and stand for the human dignity and rights of all people. Read more

In the Church

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Why White Christians Need to Listen to Amos and Isaiah

The prophets Amos and Isaiah warned self-righteous people that God gets angry at injustice, and in the aftermath of Baltimore's unrest, today's white Christians need to hear the same message, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more

May 6, 2015 5:46 PM Morgan Guyton 2 Comments

Baltimore Riots April 2015

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Nepal's earthquake and Baltimore's unrest set the Rev. Mike Slaughter to pondering and prayer about Christians' role in attempting to heal a burning world. Read more


Broken Glass

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Why Is It Only Violence When Windows Get Smashed?

Property damage from the Baltimore riots spurs the Rev. Morgan Guyton to reflect on other kinds of violence, such as unjust social systems, that don't involve breaking glass. Read more

Apr 29, 2015 1:29 PM Morgan Guyton


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The eruption of violence in Baltimore in the wake of the police custody death of Freddie Gray prompts a response from UM Insight coordinator Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

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