United Methodists on Race

06.12.20 | Racial Justice

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    We recognize racism as a sin. We commit to challenging unjust systems of power and access. We will work for equal and equitable opportunities in employment and promotion, education and training; in voting, access to public accommodations, and housing; to credit, loans, venture capital, and insurance; to positions of leadership and power in all elements of our life together; and to full participation in the Church and society.

    Bishop Easterling on race

    Bishop LaTrelle Easterling, episcopal leader of the Baltimore-Washington Conference. She is known for her powerful witness to discipleship, racial justice, and social action.

    • June 9, 2020: Bishop featured in Prayer of Protest.

    • June 8, 2020: Bishops United Against Racism, Bishops Easterling, and Farr in a UMCOM podcast.

    • June 4, 2020: Bishop Calls for Dismantling the Architecture of Institutional Racism.

    • July 30, 2019: BWC Leaders Affirm Baltimore

    • March 15, 2019: Pastoral Letter After Christchurch Tragedy

    • August 12, 2018: Opening sermon, "Created by God," at the United to Love Rally in Washington, DC

    • January 11, 2018: Episcopal statement on reported remarks of President.

    • August 12, 2017: Episcopal statement on Charlottesville.

    • May 23, 2017:  Episcopal statement on the stabbing of an African American student at the University of Maryland.

    • April 5, 2017:  Participated in the Rally to End Racism.

    • January 19, 2017:  Bishop Easterling speaks at American University for Martin Luther King.

    • September 20, 2016: Episcopal statement on the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina, provoking violent protests.

    United Methodist Communications offers this video Turning to God focused on racism