Sandra Bland death needs answers

Social-justice agency grieves young woman’s ‘suicide’ in Texas

Agency prays for comfort for her family, says surest way to bring healing is to answer questions surrounding her death. read more »

July 28, 2015

Social-justice agency expresses concern over Sandra Bland’s death

The General Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church grieves the death while in police custody of Sandra Bland of Waller County, Texas, a recent employee of Prairie View A&M University. Ms. Bland’s family and the African Methodist Episcopal Church, of which she... read more»

July 21, 2015

The ‘pastor on the block’

Gang members, pastors have ‘fruitful time of sharing’ in Baltimore

Following Freddie Gray’s death, Michael Parker returned to the neighborhood where he grew up to find many grieving residents needed an outlet for prayer and a forum to talk. read more »

by Erica Hellerstein
on May 07, 2015

‘Lynching in America’

Confronting legacy of racial terror

Multi-year investigation in 12 southern states finds at least 700 more lynchings of black people than previously reported. read more »

February 16, 2015

Cries of the wounded

Commentary by president of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Radical empathy requires temporarily suspending your own interests and judgments to understand and learn from the other. read more »

by Lallene Rector
on December 18, 2014

What is Church’s witness?

After grand jury rulings not to indict police for killing unarmed black males

Since grand jury decisions, United Methodists have held prayer gatherings and joined in protests. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on December 12, 2014

A national crisis

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary faculty issue statement

‘Faith matters, truth matters, justice matters, and we know that black life matters,’ faculty emphasize. read more »

December 12, 2014

‘Breaking the Chains’

13th Annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days April 17-20

Proctor Conference’s Carruthers will keynote gathering focused on mass incarceration, systems of violence. read more »

December 12, 2014

Repent — Reconcile — Restore

A United Methodist Call to Covenant Community

United Methodists must be an example of social change by creating spaces of honest, faithful dialogue across differences and divides. read more »

December 05, 2014

The Church must be an example of social change

Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe In light of recent decisions by grand juries in Missouri and New York, as well as the growing concern regarding ongoing police violence in some communities, the General Board of Church and Society has issued the following statement: Christians are called to witness to the reconciling... read more »

Posted by Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe on December 05, 2014

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