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Bishop LaTrelle Easterling's statement following the shooting in Aberdeen

September 20, 2018

As I attempt to process the reality that another shooting has occurred within the bounds of our Conference, taking the life of three persons and ending with the self-inflicted death of the shooter, the words of Thomas Moore's hymn, "Come, Ye...

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Bishop Easterling's statement on Jacksonville shooting

August 27, 2018

Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ. When I learned of the shooting at the Gaming Convention in Jacksonville, Fla., yesterday, I felt grief and profound sadness. But, if I’m honest, I also became...

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Opening Remarks from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling at the United to Love Rally

August 12, 2018

Good afternoon beloved. My name is Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling and I serve the Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church. I am here with my husband, the Rev. Marion Easterling, Jr., the Executive Leadership Team...

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Bishop Easterling's sermon from the United to Love Rally

August 12, 2018

Created By God, United to Love At the genesis of creation our Creator had a vision for the cosmos. Our Creator breathed into existence a symbiotic unity of harmony birthed in a divine crucible of humility, justice  and shalom. And our...

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Bishop Easterling's statement on Annapolis shooting

June 28, 2018

A mass shooting in Annapolis June 28 resulted in multiple fatalities. Here is Bishop Easterling's statement.

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A statement by Bishop LaTrelle Easterling In response to matters of the Clergy Session of the Baltimore-Washington Conference

May 31, 2018

This denomination has been wrestling with the matter of human sexuality since 1972. The restrictive language was written into our Book of Discipline at that time, and we have been dealing with the ramifications and repercussions ever since. Men...

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