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Religion and Race sponsors briefing for delegates of color, friends

“For those who say the issues of religion and race are no longer relevant,” says Erin Hawkins, “turn on the television.” Read More

More Talk, More Action logo. Courtesy of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference.

Racism: Conversation Toward Action Circles

This resource from the Baltimore-Washington Conference gives guidance for creating spaces of trust in your congregation for talking about racism and for creating a strategy for increasing membership diversity. Read More

Celebrating Diversity

These reflections from RETHINKCHURCH.org celebrate the value all of persons in the sight of God and consider how our diversity can be affirmed and celebrated. Read More

Parishioners of predominantly white Foundry United Methodist Church and predominantly black Asbury United Methodist Church in Washington greet each other during a 'service of confession and repentance.' A UMNS photo © Jay Mallin.

Affirm Diversity, Challenge Racism

This resource suggests 25 things your congregation can do to affirm diversity and challenge racism. Read More

A greeting card acknowledges Mother's Day and Father's Day in a modern world. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Church.

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day: It’s complicated

With single parents, adoptive parents, and grieving parents, speaking to today’s congregations requires sensitivity. Interpreter Magazine has tips for celebrating care-fully. Read More

Rev. Peter Matthews and Lindenwald United Methodist Church. Selfie by Rev. Matthews, courtesy West-Ohio Conference.

Clergy pulpit swap means great exchange

30 pastors in Ohio swapped pulpits to promote diversity and share a different viewpoint. Selfie of Rev. Peter Matthews while visiting Lindenwald UMC. Read More

UMTV: Vital Church Makes Disciples

"I've been here for 10 years, haven't left. It's my juice." How Grace UMC in Florida grew from 400 members to 2600. "Everybody is called." View

Churches break stereotypes about racial-ethnic leaders

'They are vulnerable trailblazers.' Racial-ethnic lead pastors practice their faith of bringing together the majority and minority perspectives of society. Read More

A multi-cultural world. Photo by Monisha.pushparaj, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Tips for teaching diversity appreciation to children

‘Tell them that they are beautiful and that other people – who may or may not look like them – are beautiful, too, because God says so.’ Read More

The Rev. Stephen Handy prays with the staff of the YouthWorks mission camp at  McKendree United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn.  Photo courtesy of McKendree United Methodist Church.

United Methodist church vitality increases in U.S.

Between 2010 and 2012, the denomination more than doubled its percentage of ‘highly vital’ congregations in the U.S. Here’s what makes churches vibrant. Read More

Video image of congregants at Garfield United Methodist Church in Ohio.

UMTV: Church Thrives on Diversity

People drive for miles to be part of an Ohio church in an exclusive suburb because it seeks to be more inclusive. Learn what keeps this congregation growing. View

Photo by Bill Fulton, WAFB Photo.

What can ethnic caucuses teach the church?

At a historic meeting, people of color shared their ideas for improving ministry and reaching “the least, the last and the lost.” Read More

Daily Digest: February 14, 2014

“I believe this is a just resolution to this complaint.” — Greater Northwest Area Bishop Grant Hagiya. Read More

Living Our Spiritual Gifts: The Challenge of Carl

How do we learn to value the varieties of gifts, spiritual types, leadership interaction styles, and passions? Learn how Carl's unique gifts challenged his faith community. 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

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