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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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Bishop Easterling's Statement On A Way Forward

May 6, 2018

Bishop LaTrelle Easterling issued a statement May 6 on the recent work of the Council of Bishops and a way forward for the UMC.

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Bishop's statement on Great Mills High School shooting

March 20, 2018

This morning there was a shooting at Great Mills High School in St Mary's County in Southern Maryland. Initial, unconfirmed reports indicate that three students have been shot. Our hearts reel and break at the news of this, the 16th school...

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Bishop LaTrelle Easterling's statement on the reported remarks of President Trump

January 12, 2018

"We are called to choose decency, love, and justice. Words have power. We must hold ourselves and our leaders accountable for our words and the actions they inspire." -- Bishop Easterling

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Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: Oct. 2, 2017

October 2, 2017

Today we awoke to the news of what is being called the worst mass shooting in modern American history. Yet, these words sound all too familiar. They sound familiar because we heard them after the shooting at the Pulse Night Club in Florida. We...

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