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Black Methodists

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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Five Generations

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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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Ethnic Caucuses Meet

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The UMC has experienced significant overall membership declines over the past two decades, but these have come entirely from the net loss of white members, while United Methodist membership among people of color has grown significantly. Read more

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Delaware Conference

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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

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