Bishop LaTrelle Easterling

As the resident episcopal leader of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference, Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling rebukes President Trump for his remarks about the city of Baltimore. Read more

Perspectives 2 Comments

Anticipating the annual Martin Luther King Day observance, Bishop LaTrelle Easterling urges United Methodists to react to President Trump's vulgar disparagement with the acts of love that Dr. King advocated. Read more


United Methodists join with other Christian leaders in Maryland to rebuke President Donald J. Trump over his public insults of Baltimore and U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings. Read more

Advocating Justice 1 Comments

Bishops LaTrelle Easterling and Laurie Haller rendered rulings of law on challenges presented at the 2019 sessions of their respective annual conferences. Read more

General Conference 2019 2 Comments

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. Read 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. Read more

Advocating Justice

United Methodists, including a police chaplain, were among the first to respond to the shooting at the office of the Capital-Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md. Read more

Local Church

The bishop's action in the Baltimore-Washington Conference clergy session has cut deeply into historic Wesleyan accountability by one's ministry peers, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

Jeremy Smith 4 Comments

In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting massacre, United Methodists in the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference begin to address issues around gun violence in America. Read more

Global Health

After the Las Vegas shooting, United Methodists are wrestling with the public health issue of gun violence in the United States. Read more

Global Health

Messer Kammerer

Messer Photo Courtesy of Dakotas Conference; Kammerer Photo courtesy of the bishop

A new group of retired United Methodist clergy who seek full inclusion in the church for LGBTQ people will hold its first meeting in November. Read more

Advocating Justice

DACA Rally

Photo courtesy of the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

United Methodists are speaking out against the deportation of 600,000 youths granted amnesty under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and are urging Congress to act immediately to protect them. Read more

Advocating Justice

Alabama-West Florida 2017

Photo by Luke Lucas, Alabama-West Florida Conference

U.S. annual conferences tackled church responses to tough topics during the 2017 season, reports Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service. Read more

Finance and Administration