The April 1968 merger that created The United Methodist Church not only birthed a new denomination, it abolished a painful part of Methodist history: The Central Jurisdiction, which segregated African-Americans from their Methodist brethren
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"Waking people to the realities of racism and white privilege is critical – especially in the church. People must be awakened before they will ever confront and ultimately transform injustice in our educational, economic, social and criminal systems." -- Rev. Donna Claycom Sokol
Fifty years ago this month, The United Methodist Church was born. Learn more about its creation, history, and the challenges that remain.
“This isn’t the end of racism. This is the start of the end of racism.”
Black Methodists for Church Renewal recently gathered in a mood of gratitude, but also of anticipation. "We give thanks for the past 50 years … but God is declaring there is a next level in our future," said the Rev. Antoine "Tony" Love, the group’s vice chairman, to more than 225 of the...
Rev. C. Anthony Hunt explains how Martin Luther King, Jr.’s prophetic witness was grounded in four principles — call, conviction, courage, and commitment. Even 50 years after King’s assassination, these principles are still relevant to leaders engaging in prophetic witness and public ministry.
Two Oklahoma churches -- one white, one black -- offer a unique model for shared ministry.
At the reCall Summit Oct. 20 - 21, United Methodists learned more about the sin of racism and took home concrete action steps to address it.
Mount Vernon Place UMC in D.C. celebrates the 100th anniversary of the laying of its cornerstone with a service of remembrance and repentance.
This was some summer of discontent. We witnessed many divisions in our politics and culture spilling into the streets in marches and protests, and most vividly in the violence in Charlottesville. We see in data increasing evidence that our polarization as a society is growing wider; the...