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A civil rights veteran reflects on the 60th anniversary of Brown. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell.

Marking the 60th anniversary of Brown decision

A civil rights veteran argues why United Methodists should use the anniversary to “deepen our prayerful reflection” on race. Read More

United Methodist Women to explore immigrant rights

As a national debate on immigration continues, the Women’s Division of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries has decided to make immigrant and refugee rights a priority. 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

What is the United Methodist stance on immigration reform?

Read the church's statements on immigration-related issues. Read More

Each January, Bishop Woodie W. White shares his view of race relations in a “birthday letter” to the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.  Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Bishop’s letter to Martin Luther King

Woodie White marks the slain civil rights leader’s birthday with an annual look at the state of racial equality in the U.S. “I am saddened.” Read More

Civil rights icon inspired by mother in 1963

Fifty years after appearing in an iconic photo, Edith Lee-Payne marches on Washington again. Read More

A banner commemorating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. flies above the National Mall in Washington during the 50th anniversary celebration of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

United Methodists remember and look ahead

They came from across the country with individual memories and common yearning to assess the dreams of the 1963 march. Read More

Church & Society

Challenges United Methodists to work in areas of important social concern and develops resources to inform, motivate, and train United Methodists on issues of social justice in the society. Read More

Q&A: General Board of Church & Society

Challenges United Methodists to work in areas of important social concern and develops resources to inform, motivate, and train United Methodists on issues of social justice in the society. Read More

Methodist history mixed on abolitionism

Individuals recognized for their efforts for freedom, justice and equality, but the church as a whole failed to join despite John Wesley's philosophy. Read More

UM photographer captures King’s last year

John Goodwin's anti-war coverage included Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'Beyond Vietnam' speech and protest events. Read More

Civil Rights: Then and Now

Students had a chance to hear personal perspectives from two men who fought for civil rights in the U.S. 50 years ago and have a message which remains important today. Read More

After 50 years, MLK dream nearer to reality

In his annual letter, Bishop White recalls 1963 when King 'took that mass of humanity to ... Church!' in the March on Washington. Read More

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks Feb. 6, 1968, during a meeting at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington. Web-only photos copyrighted by John C. Goodwin.

King opposed war, not those who served

King 'foot soldier' emphasizes that acts of concern and care for those who defend the nation are 'essential for any of us who claim to be antiwar.' Read More

Bishop Melvin G. Talbert. Photo by Ronny Perry, UMNS

Honoring veterans is tribute to King’s legacy

When protesting war or Jim Crow laws, Civil Rights leader engaged the policymakers, not those simply following orders. Read More

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