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Recently Read: Four Compelling Reasons Conservative and Progressive United Methodists Have to Stay Together

by Rev. Dr. James C. Howell Voices are clamoring for a split in the United Methodist Church, with an increasing urgency given many recent events, most notably an episcopal election in the West. I was myself a candidate for bishop and was not elected – and I am writing this blog to expand upon something […]

Council of Bishops president speaks following shooting deaths

Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued the following statement on behalf of the Council in the wake of shootings in the U.S. this week: In the aftermath of violent deaths this week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Dallas, Texas, we speak to a nation that […]

Racial Justice Conversations Guide

Are you seeking ways to engage others in difficult, but important, conversations—such as the topic of white privilege and/or racial inequality? The following resources are intended to help get you started and create building blocks for additional work.   Read more and find additional links to resources at The General Commission on Religion and Race. […]

GCORR board president Bishop Minerva Carcaño responds to the death of Michael Brown

It is morally wrong that young African American teenagers are being killed in our communities. Racial ethnic communities should not be treated as war zones.

Yes, bishop’s forced retirement is a race issue

By Henry L. Masters Sr., Special Contributor… I am an ashamed United Methodist! The action of the South Central Jurisdiction (SCJ) to force Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe into retirement was a sad and shameful day for me. I am a lifelong United Methodist with four decades of pastoral ministry. The unprecedented action of the 2012 […]

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