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In this 1979 photo, Hoover (right) and Mai Gray (center), president of the Women’s Division, greeted Lee Tae-young, affiliated with Ewha University in South Korea.

Remembering Theressa Hoover, woman of firsts

Trailblazing African-American female became a top executive in the denomination and a mentor who was “larger than life…gentle as a dove.” Read More

Archive photo of students at Sager Brown, a school and orphanage for African- American children.

Center Honors Black Methodists’ History

Heritage Center highlights important role African Americans play in the story of Methodism. "We all need to care more about each other’s stories." View

Image of the Rev. Charles Albert Tindley. Courtesy of Tindley Temple United Methodist Church, Philadelphia, PA.

Tindley Temple: A Highlight of Methodist History

Learn about a church named for a Methodist preacher who drew huge crowds in the '20s and was a founding father of Gospel music. View

A time to save lives and do justice

United Methodist pastor writes, “We must focus on those most vulnerable and ask why their presence conjures up so much fear and violence.” Read More

Joy is evident as the Rev. Sharma Lewis, center, of the North Georgia Conference is elected a United Methodist bishop on the first ballot July 13 by the denomination’s Southeastern Jurisdiction. Lewis is the first African-American woman to elected bishop by that jurisdiction. Photo by Ansley Brackin.

Southeastern elects first African-American woman as bishop

The Rev. Sharma Lewis of North Georgia is elected on first ballot of 2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference. Read More

Erin Hawkins of the United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race speaks during the 2012 General Conference. Photo by Skyler E. Nimmons.

Enough is enough: On violence and accountability

The Commission on Race and Religion's Erin Hawkins says prayer is powerful but we need action steps for being accountable and courageous. Read More

The Charleston tragedy: How should we respond?

Rev. F. Willis Johnson says that a 21-year-old could be so bigoted in beliefs and diabolical in actions leaves the most devout bewildered. But “the only thing that will conquer hate is our deciding to love.” Read More

Let Us Break Bread Together on Our Knees

One of the most recognizable Communion hymns was formed in the West African Gullah/Geechee slave culture that developed in the coastal areas of South-Eastern colonial America. Read More

March 2013 file photo of the Rev. Cedric Bridgeforth, by Maidstone Mulenga.

A Response from Ferguson: Justice. Postponed.

Leader of Black Methodists for Church Renewal shares 'actions you can take now, wherever you are and whatever your feelings about the inaction and decisions in Ferguson are.' Read More

Daily Digest: June 16, 2014

“That is the end of Methodism as we know it." – The Rev. William J. Abraham, professor of Wesley Studies at Perkins School of Theology Read More

Daily Digest: June 13, 2014

“Faith is honoring God and people; faith is also integrity and responsibility. At the end of the story, faith for Joseph is obedience of trust in God.” — K.K. Yeo, New Testament professor at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Read More

Juneteenth day celebration in Texas. Dates June 19, 1900. Austin History Center, Austin Public Library. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Worship Resources for Juneteenth

Prayers and hymns for the oldest known African-American celebration honoring the day slaves in Galveston, Texas received word of their emancipation. Read More

Google Doodle honors Dorothy Height

Google honors United Methodist Dorothy Height

Search engine's March 24 doodle celebrated the late "godmother of civil rights" on her 102nd birthday. Read about her contributions to the U.S. and church. Read More

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