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The Black church and its rich traditions of worship, mission and justice-seeking play a key role in United Methodism. In the Baltimore-Washington Conference, 28 percent of the churches, 23 percent of conference membership, and 29 percent of the pastors are African-American.

The following United Methodist groups provide resources for mission and ministry in the African-American community.

Black Methodists for Church Renewal is a national organization that provides resources and opportunities for networking for church leaders.

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Strengthening the Black Church for the 21st Century is the official UMC caucus that speaks for growing vital African-American communities.

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African-American Methodist Heritage Center provides a rich repository of black church history.

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General Commission on Religion and Race provides resources to create vital conversations about race and faith within the church and the world.

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