racial diversity

With racial tension building across the U.S. and the world, the Rev. Brittney Stephan says that it’s time for people of faith to confront walls of hatred, injustice, and fear. Read more

Advocating Justice

After two years of tumult over race and gender inclusion and management style, Dr. Elaine Heath has stepped down as dean of UMC-related Duke Divinity School. Read more

Race and Ethnicity


A recent hit piece Good News had on racial analysis reveals a lot about how data is twisted to promote self-serving narratives. Read more

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Immigration Prayer

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David W. Scott of UM & Global takes a closer look at recent statistics regarding the immigrants among American United Methodists, and wonders why it's so hard to attract a more diverse population. Read more

Global Nature

Religious Diversity

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The latest Pew Research Center findings show The United Methodist Church as one of the whitest denominations in America, and that's a big problem for its global nature, writes David W. Scott. Read more

Global Nature

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The Rev. Talbot Davis writes that his pastorate at a racially diverse United Methodist church in Charlotte, N.C., hinges on a single cause: lifting up Jesus. Read more