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FaithLink visits ‘Selma’

Downloadable small group study from Cokesbury

Issue looks at what happened leading up to and during the march, puts 50th anniversary in perspective of current events and faith. read more »

February 16, 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

Move beyond safe, demure

450 black church pastors told to move to ‘dynamic gospel’

Iowa’s Bishop Trimble tells attendees to ‘trust God when the air is rough and the enemy is real.’ read more »

by Sheron Patterson
on February 10, 2015

Conversations on race

Rethink Church offers resources to spark dialogue

Episodes offered of one of first national radio call-in shows, ‘Night Call,’ which was intended to get blacks and whites to talk over the airwaves. read more »

February 02, 2015

MLK: We still have a choice today

A UMNS photo by Maile Bradfield. We still have a choice today: nonviolent coexistence or violent coannihilation. We must move past indecision to action. We must find new ways to speak for peace in Vietnam and justice throughout the developing world, a world that borders on our doors. If we... read more »

Posted by General Board of Church and Society on January 19, 2015

Churches take lead in fight for justice

Baltimore-Washington congregations respond to perceived incidents of racial injustice

Prayer vigils for peace, meetings with authorities, dialogs among churches aimed at leveraging change. read more »

by Melissa Lauber & Alison Burdett
on January 16, 2015

‘SELMA’: a pivotal moment

Organize group viewing of new film about historic civil-rights march

Feb. 2 conference call will discuss faith questions inspired by thought-provoking movie debuting nationwide this weekend. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on January 09, 2015

Race, hope and color blindness

A community valuing all people embraces diversity with all its colors and cultures

Racial profiling and negative encounters with police are part of the backdrop of the critique that justice is not blind nor is it applied equally. read more »

by Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble
on December 18, 2014

Break historical cycle again

A statement on the situation in Ferguson

Painful episode must be catalyst for greater understanding across racial differences, says Faith & Politics Institute. read more »

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

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