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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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Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: August 12, 2017

August 12, 2017

As we watched the rally unfold today in Charlottesville, Va., we were reminded that hate, bigotry, bias and prejudice are not new to the American landscape. These vile concepts have reared their ugly head in every generation. While we should not...

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Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017

Once again, I am combing Scripture for another passage I can use to address a senseless death. Once again, I am trying to come to grips with the hatred that leads to the death of another innocent human being. Once again, I am wiping my tears and...

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