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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

MARCHA focuses on what Hispanics could give

Discussions center on creating opportunities to navigate the church structures to realize greater roles and greater impact. Read More

Hispanics share dreams for church

MARCHA leaders begin visioning process to develop a plan for moving Hispanic/Latino ministry forward in The United Methodist Church. Read More

Commission on Religion and Race

Works for the full and equal participation of racial and ethnic constituencies in the church through advocacy and by reviewing and monitoring the practices of the denomination. Read More

Q&A: Commission on Religion and Race

Our mission is to challenge, lead and equip the people of The United Methodist Church to be, and to become, the intentionally diverse body of Christ. 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

UMTV: Church Thrives on Diversity

Church in an exclusive suburb seeks to be more inclusive. The result is a large, diverse, vital congregation. View

Ethnic diversity critical to church future

Commission on Religion and Race gathering draws cross-section leaders to talk about how to help nourish vital, multicultural congregations. Read More

Clergy children from segregation era reunited

Daughter of Bishop Oliphint and son of Bishop Handy recall end to racially constituted jurisdiction of church they both serve today. Read More

Ethnic groups add voices to inclusion calls

Caucuses lend support for full inclusion for LGBT persons: "We know what it is like to experience discrimination." Read More

Agency QA: Religion and Race

Series looks at how agencies carry out mission. "If the commission did not exist, the church would be at risk of losing its racial conscience." Read More

Pastor’s civil rights work still matters

Bishop's daughter recalls her father's courage as a segregated South struggled within its United Methodist churches. Read More

Ethnic groups offer ideas for vital church

National plans for ethnic/racial ministries are growing churches and planting new ones. They should be part of any new structure, groups say. Read More

‘Exploring Differences, Deepening Faith’

During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, a student reflects on how living with other faiths and cultures strengthens her own. Read More

Racism still stings, bishop tells King

In his birthday letter to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Bishop Woodie White ponders whether race is America's 'stubborn virus.' Read More

Black leaders talk about church changes

Annual forum for church leaders dominated by discussion of impact of proposed changes on African-American congregations. Read More

Ethnic caucuses voice restructure concerns

Legislation to consolidate general agencies "minimizes and will exclude" the participation of ethnic minorities, the statement says. Read More

Pauley Perrette: Acting on Faith

She's a TV star, but her church and her faith keep her grounded. "I have Romans12:21 tattooed on my finger. It gave me my power back." View