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Stand by Me: a Prayer of Protest
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  At protests throughout nation, people are speaking out about the pain being inflicted by racism and white supremacy and the church raises a song. See this Prayer of Protest by the Rev. Dr. Jay Williams, lead pastor of Union UMC in Boston, which features the witness of Bishop LaTrelle...

NEJ bishops pledge action
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Pastoral Letter from the Northeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops We, the College of Bishops of the Northeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church, prayerfully stand with our pastors, members and churches during the aftermath of the recent deaths of unarmed African American...

Bishop calls for dismantling of the architecture of institutional racism
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Bishop LaTrelle Easterling was scheduled to make remarks at the Interfaith Prayer Vigil in Washington, D.C. June 3. The vigil, which you can read about here, was interrupted. Below are her remarks. I want to thank Bishop Mariann Budde for the invitation to participate in this vigil. May God...

Webinar address disparities during coronavirus
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by Erik Alsgaard The coronavirus does not affect everyone the same. As more people become infected and, sadly, die, the death rates among African Americans, Latinos, and others are disproportionate to their numbers in the general population. In Washington D.C., the rate of death per 100,000...