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Do not cross the tracks

A reflection on Mark 4:35-41

God is calling us to say “NO!” to evil messages of supremacy and denigration. read more »

by the Rev. Dr. Clayton Childers
on June 29, 2015

Do not cross the tracks — A reflection on racism and Father’s Day

Jesus was asking the disciples to do something they didn’t feel comfortable doing. He was asking them to “go across to the other side” of the Sea of Galilee, to go to the home of the Gerasenes. The land of the Gerasenes was a foreign territory,... read more »

Posted by The Rev. Dr. Clayton Childers on June 19, 2015

Agency deplores shootings, unrelenting racism of killings in Charleston, S.C.

The General Board of Church & Society of The United Methodist Church joins with people of faith everywhere in praying for the victims of the brutal, senseless shootings Wednesday night of nine members of the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. The victims, including the pastor,... read more»

June 18, 2015

Can the Church bring justice?

Coping after police custody deaths

The Church must provide vision of what can be, and assurance it is possible, says Baltimore Metropolitan District superintendent. read more »

by Kathy Gilbert
on June 17, 2015

Police incident stirs North Texas United Methodists

Annual conference prays, acts after police manhandling of black teens

Racism must become focus of North Texas Conference, declares Bishop McKee at annual session. read more »

by Sam Hodges
on June 17, 2015

Baltimore mayor thanks United Methodists

Rawlings-Blake cites denomination’s support to the city after Freddie Gray death

Mayor tells annual conference she saw ‘so many of you show up for us during the unrest to address the challenges that our residents face.’ read more »

June 08, 2015

Racism a spiritual issue

Accustomed to disquiet of racial unrest

Baltimore-Washington bishop prays Church will be relevant, standing together for a world free of racism. read more »

by Bishop Marcus Matthews
on June 08, 2015

‘A Call to Police Reform & Healing of Communities’

National Council of Churches sets forth 7 steps to reform

Police brutality resulting in major injuries and death taking place so often ‘we can barely keep up with the reports,’ NCC Governing Board says. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on May 15, 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

A pastoral letter on racism

Issued by United Methodist Council of Bishops

Affirms sacredness of all lives, renews commitment to work for anti-racist, pro-humanity Church. read more »

May 07, 2015

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