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Central Jurisdiction

The United Methodist Church's own history of institutional racism can inform its current struggle over LGBTQ+ inclusion, especially in its international units known as Central Conferences, writes the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell. Read more

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The Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell gives his son Dale, a United Methodist lay minister, some wisdom from his experiences as a campaigner for civil rights in both church and society. Read more

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A PBS documentary on the self-immolation of Rev. Charles R. Moore has profound lessons for United Methodists about their own church history, writes the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell. Read more

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Although it was abolished in the 1968 merger that created The United Methodist Church, the impact of the racially segregated Central Jurisdiction still lingers today. Read more

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Central Jurisdiction

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Examining the current debate over how to organize the UMC as a global denomination, Dr. David W. Scott challenges American United Methodists to remember – and repent – the racially motivated roots of today's U.S. jurisdictions. Read more

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Millennial African-Americans are poised to become United Methodist leaders, provided those who lived out the fellowship and formation of the racially segregated Central Jurisdiction mentor and educate them, writes Pastor Ron Bell Jr. Read more

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