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General Commission on Religion and Race

Top agency executives and bishops are urging United Methodists to assist immigrants with supplies, advocacy and spiritual support, while the World Methodist Council has pledged to work internationally to help migrants. Read more

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Representatives of United Methodist boards and agencies show their support for disability ministries, which was defunded after being mistakenly removed from the Book of Discipline by the 2016 General Conference. Read more

Global Health

Two prominent African American pastors, the Rev. Dr. Vance P. Ross and the Rev. Rudy Rasmus, challenge the idea that human sexuality is the UMC's most pressing issue in a video from the General Commission on Religion and Race. Read more

A Way Forward

United Methodists attending the Washington, D.C., anti-racism event are encouraged to contact the General Commission on Religion & Race to connect during the multi-day gathering. Read more

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In the wake of President Trump's racist remarks on immigration, the General Commission on Religion and Race offers United Methodists some resources for responding to racism in their communities. Read more

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United Methodist leaders condemn President Donald Trump's reported vulgar slur against Haiti, African countries, and El Salvador. Read more

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As the specter of overt racism rises again in America, the General Commission on Religion and Race offers United Methodist pastors education and networking in how to deal with crossing racial and cultural boundaries. Read more

Ordained Ministry

GCORR Philippines

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Directors and staff of the General Commission on Religion and Race traveled to the Philippines in late August to experience United Methodist ministries there and expand the agency's intercultural competence. Read more

Global Nature

Bishops Philippines

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The work of the United Methodist General Commission on Religion and Race expanded beyond its historic American focus with a consultation in the Philippines regarding that country's racial and indigenous diversity. Read more

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Photo courtesy of the Rev. Anita Mays

United Methodists can tap into many church-related resources to change their beliefs, behaviors and society about racism, writes Joe Iovino of United Methodist Communications. Read more

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GCORR Border

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Directors of the UMC's agency on religion and race devoted a day to studying the U.S. immigration crisis, including a trip across the border between San Diego, Calif., and Tijuana, Mexico. Read more

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Photo Courtesy of Blake Fulenwider

A previously planned border crossing by members of the General Commission on Religion and Race has taken on new urgency in the face of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, says the agency's executive. Read more

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Vital Conversations

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The latest in a video series, "Vital Conversations," from the General Commission on Religion & Race focuses on young adults, social justice and the church. Read more

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Local house and church "parties" are being scheduled the evening of Donald J. Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration for conversations on how to regain shared values in American society. Read more

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Sand Creek Descendants

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Indigenous peoples, especially Native Americans, are the mission focus of United Methodists during November. Read more

4 Agencies Video

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Four agencies concerned with gender, race and justice present summaries of their 2016 General Conference legislation in a combined video. Read more

Ferguson Clergy 2015

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At the invitation of the Rev. F. Willis Johnson Jr., United Methodist clergy converged on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo., to walk the street as a sign of hope for the racially torn community. 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

Perspectives

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Humbled in D.C. by Religion and Race

Visiting museums dedicated to the Holocaust and American Indians throws sharp light on the links between racism and religion, writes the Rev. Tim McClendon. Read more

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Ferguson peacemakers

Photo by the Rev. Matt Miofsky

The Rev. Jeremy Smith offers a list of United Methodist resources on the topic of race, along with a critique comparing their relevance. Read more

In the Church 4 Comments

An African-themed Vacation Bible Study curriculum has come in for sharp criticism by the United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race. Read more

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Vital Conversations

Religion & Race Graphic

The latest in a video series, "Vital Conversations," from the General Commission on Religion & Race focuses on young adults, social justice and the church. Read more

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