Running away from our shadows

We cannot run away from racism shadows of our past

‘Our current reality is always shaped and impacted by that past,’ says Indiana bishop. read more »

by Bishop Michael Coyner
on July 28, 2015

Burning sacred havens

We must be vigilant against unspeakable acts of hatred

6 suggestions as to how those with Methodist heritage should respond to racially charged turmoil of recent weeks. read more »

by the Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary, General Board of Church & Society
on July 10, 2015

Children’s Books: Teaching Sacred Worth

July 17 webinar will feature award-winning author

Children’s books can open world of possibilities, celebrate divine in everyone. read more »

by Susan Greer Burton
on July 10, 2015

Shock, horror not enough

Commit to work of reconciliation in midst of hatred

North Alabama bishop hopes, prays after Charleston slayings people will be moved beyond feelings to take actions addressing racism. read more »

by Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett
on July 10, 2015

Confessions of a white Southerner

Growing up with messages of victimhood, white supremacy and hate

Until we are honest with ourselves about who we are and who we have been, we are never going to be able to move on. read more »

by the Rev. Dr. Clayton Childers
on July 10, 2015

Q&A: Responding to a massacre

Interview with Bishop Marcus Matthews

Charleston killings at Emanuel AME Church may be significant moment in history. read more »

July 10, 2015

Burning sacred havens: We must be vigilant against unspeakable acts of hatred

The events of the past weeks have highlighted the worst and the best of the American spirit. The worst: unbearable, unspeakable acts of hatred. The best: acts of openness, forgiveness, bravery, moral courage and acceptance. The burning of many black churches in recent weeks reminds us of our need to... read more»

July 02, 2015

Confessions of a white Southerner

As I sit in my office at the United Methodist Building June 26 I can hear in my right ear people singing as they celebrate the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to allow gay marriage to become the law of the land in all 50 states. Childers In my left... read more »

Posted by The Rev. Dr. Clayton Childers on June 29, 2015

Charleston, S.C., shootings deplored

Social-justice agency condemns gun violence, racism

9 victims killed during weekly Bible study at a church whose centuries-long history includes notable civil-rights involvement. read more »

June 29, 2015

Mourning, reflection, and peace!

A reflection on the Beatitudes, Matthew 5:3-12

Summer intern from South Carolina addresses how to reckon with the realities of the times in which we live. read more »

by Deontez Wimbley
on June 29, 2015

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