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Racial/Ethnic Ministry

The mission field of the Baltimore-Washington Conference is diverse in many ways, including in our racial and ethnic diversity. The purpose of our Racial/Ethnic Ministries is to facilitate the shifts necessary to help our churches reflect their communities. Some of those shifts require advocacy, other shifts are about intentionally developing leaders, engaging young people, and/or creating new faith expressions for the abundant health and flourishing of all people and communities.

Mission Field 2017

UMC Members 2016

Asian (Non-Hisp)

367,891

6%

2,045

1%

Black/African American (Non-Hisp)

2,005,399

31%

29,541

20%

White (Non-Hisp)

3,299,844

51%

112,123

77%

Hispanic or Latino

556,722

9%

680

0%

Pac Is/Am Ind/Oth (Non-Hisp)

178,341

3%

1,065

1%

Totals:

6,408,197

 

145,454