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Dozens of key African-American laity, clergy and episcopal leaders met in Chicago to discern and map out the future of the Black Church in The United Methodist Church as a prelude to the 2020 General Conference. Read more

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The 400th anniversary of slavery in America prompts the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell to call The United Methodist Church to address its own racist history through petitions to the 2020 General Conference. Read more

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The predominantly male-oriented eulogy at Aretha Franklin's funeral is having a ripple effect as an example of lingering sexism across black churches. Read more

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