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Denzel Washington talks about his film

Denzel Washington continues support of black colleges

The Hollywood star directed a film about United Methodist-related Wiley College and has given two million dollars to its debate team. Read More

The Rev. Joseph Reiff reads from his book “Born of Conviction: White Methodists and Mississippi’s Closed Society” at a book release event in Abingdon, Va., on December 5, 2015. Photo by Sarah K. Reiff.

Mississippi pastors paid price for segregation challenge

Joseph Reiff’s book ʽBorn of Conviction’ tells how 28 white Methodist clergymen put a crack in state’s ʽClosed Society’ Read More

United Methodist clergy and laity join in prayer for the Rev. F. Willis Johnson Jr. in Ferguson, Mo. Photo by Kelley Hartnett.

United Methodists join in Ferguson protest

An interracial group of clergy and lay people joined in a nonviolent demonstration to “be a presence of peace.” Read More

Ferguson, Missouri in 2015. Video image by United Methodist Communications

Call for clergy to be sign of peace in Ferguson

United Methodist pastor, the Rev. F. Willis Johnson Jr., says he wants to “revive a sense of optimism and hope” in his troubled city. Read More

Victor Cyrus-Franklin serves as an assistant pastor at Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles. Photo provided by Victor Cyrus-Franklin.

Victor Cyrus-Franklin: Sharing MLK’s Dream

"We can learn from what happened then to help us learn do now." Young pastor recalls the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr. View

United Methodist Bishop Woodie W. White (center) crosses the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., during the 50th anniversary observance of the

United Methodists return for “Bloody Sunday” 50th

United Methodist leaders joined President Obama and thousands of others who marched to remember the violent clash in Selma, Alabama, known as “Bloody Sunday.” Read More

Image of hands reflecting diversity and union. Photo by Jessica Brodie, courtesy of the South Carolina Advocate.

‘Selma’ helps build bridge to racial healing

South Carolina United Methodists are watching new movie and holding prayerful discussions. ‘Just get together and talk, because that’s where the healing takes place.’ Read More

An image of Rosa Parks is part of the ‘Icons of the Civil Rights Movement,’ exhibit by United Methodist artist Pamela Chatterton-Purdy. Photo courtesy of Board of Church and Society.

UMTV: Civil Rights Art

United Methodist artist uses works in wood and gold leaf to memorialize 16 people and events critical to the U.S. civil rights movement. View

Photo of the Rev. Kent Millard courtesy Rev. Mallard and Rethink Church.

Remembering Selma

Answering the Rev. Martin Luther King’s call for seminary students to come to Selma, the Rev. Kent Millard was one of 80 Boston area students who attended voting rights marches. Read More

Del Shields hosted groundbreaking United Methodist radio talk show, ‘Night Call.’ Photo courtesy of the General Board of Archives and History.

‘Night Call’ spurred conversations on race in 1960s

Groundbreaking United Methodist-produced radio show featured Stokely Carmichael, Shirley Chisholm, Andrew Young and more. Hear original audio. Read More

The Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell answers questions during a 2008 panel discussion hosted by Soulforce, a national interfaith gay rights network. The event was held across the street from the Fort Worth (Texas) Convention Center, site of the 2008 United Methodist General Conference. File photo by Maile Bradfield, UMNS

Turning racial nightmares into dreams

In a commentary, the Rev. Gilbert Caldwell — a veteran of the U.S. civil rights movement — urges us to recognize the nation’s struggles on race. Read More

Bishop Woodie White composes his annual letter to the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in advance of the civil rights leader's Jan. 15 birthday. The 2009 letter, his 33rd, celebrates Barack Obama’s election as the first black American president of the United States of America.  Now retired and serving as bishop-in-residence at United Methodist-related Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, White was the first top staff executive of The United Methodist Church's racial equality monitoring agency, the Commission on Religion and Race. A UMNS Video image. Photo #090021. File video image by Carlos Jasso, United Methodist Communications

Bishop’s letter to MLK reflects on Selma, Ferguson

Woodie White writes civil rights leader that for many Americans, the color of one’s skin still determines a human’s value. “But, I still believe, Martin.” Read More

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in Washington was dedicated by President Obama on Oct. 16, 2011. A UMNS photo courtesy of Maile Bradfield. Accompanies UMNS story #018. 1/13/12.; A UMNS photo by Maile Bradfield

Resources for Martin Luther King Day

Churches and individuals can honor the civil rights leader and learn more through prayers, articles, and quick links to historic information. Read More

The Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell (right) stands with the Revs. Martin Luther King Jr. (left) and Virgil Wood on the roof of a Boston public school in 1965. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell.

Movie ‘Selma’ sparks reflections on church, racism

The movie "Selma" offers United Methodists a chance to reflect on what the church can learn from its own history and the movie about the Civil Rights march. Read More

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