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Black Methodists for Church Renewal

Black Methodists for Church Renewal are urged to pass their leadership roles to younger members in order to "reset" for the future of the church. Read more

Practicing Faith

Now 50 years old, Black Methodists for Church Renewal stands on half of century of activism looking forward to the uncertain future of The United Methodist Church. Read more

Global Nature

Fossil Free UMC, an organization devoted to ridding The United Methodist Church of investments and use of fossil fuels, is the 13th group to join the Love Your Neighbor Coalition preparing for the 2016 General Conference. Read more

Advocating Justice

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With 11 United Methodist caucuses among its participants, the Love Your Neighbor Coalition launches a new website and announces its vision for the 2016 United Methodist General Conference. Read more

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Black Methodists for Church Renewal have weighed in with their concerns about whether racism is a factor in the personnel conflict now facing Dallas Area Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe, who has vowed to "fight like the devil" for his job. Read more

In the Church

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Volunteers with the 'Love Your Neighbor' coalition rescue 17 international delegates stranded at Tampa International Airport after weather delays. Read more

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Participants in a discussion time at the annual meeting of Black Methodists for Church Renewal air deep concerns about the restructure proposals' effects on African American United Methodist churches. Read more

GC Archive

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    Jazz artist Milkshake Mayfield plays the trumpet during a gospel and jazz brunch at the Black Methodists for Church Renewal meeting in Atlanta. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

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    The Rev. William Bobby McClain gives a presentation on the "current reality of the black church" during a meeting of Black Methodists for Church Renewal in Atlanta. McClain is an original board member of the church's African-American membership caucus and professor emeritus at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

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    The Rev. Vance P. Ross leads Bible study during the Black Methodists for Church Renewal meeting in Atlanta. Ross is senior pastor of Central United Methodist Church in Atlanta. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

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    Mollie Stewart addresses the Black Methodists for Church Renewal meeting in Atlanta. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

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    The Rev. Zan Holmes (right) joins other panelists in a discussion entitled "Voices of BMCR: Then, Now and Future," during a meeting of Black Methodists for Church Renewal in Atlanta. From right are: Holmes, Linda Furtado, Mollie Stewart and Brennen Boose. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

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    The Rev. Michele Watkins leads opening worship at the Black Methodists for Church Renewal meeting in Atlanta. Watkins is assistant professor of theology and religious studies at the University of San Diego. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.