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Richard Lord

United Methodist pastors join their colleagues in the Charlottesville Clergy Collective in praying, hoping and working for a peaceful weekend on the first anniversary of white supremacist violence in the Virginia city. more

Charlottesville Interfaith

Photo by Richard Lord

The interfaith Charlottesville Clergy Collective has been a primary force containing the violence that occurred in the picturesque Virginia university town this summer, and First UMC has been at the heart of events. more

Advocating Justice

Charlottesville Shelter

Photo by Richard Lord, UMNS

First United Methodist Church in Charlottesville, Va., served as a safe place for demonstrators as violence broke out Aug. 11 and 12 between white supremacists and counter-protesters. more

Advocating Justice