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A photo taken from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial shows part of the 200,000 crowd from the 1963 Civil Rights March on the District of Columbia.

Long-ago summer set course for many United Methodists

The more than 700 student volunteers who took part in Freedom Summer included United Methodists. Others were influenced by what they saw, heard, or read about in 1964. Read More

The Rev. George McClain, executive director emeritus, Methodist Federation for Social Action Adjunct Faculty: New York Theological Seminary, The College of New Jersey.

‘In Mississippi I learned what church is’

The Rev. George D. McClain remembers the 1964 Freedom Summer as beginning of his theological education. Read More

Bishop Joseph C. Sprague attends a Freedom School in the West Ohio Conference in 2011. He was part of the first Freedom Schools in Mississippi in 1964.

Freedom Summer remains vision of hope

Retired Bishop C. Joseph Sprague attributes his time at Freedom Summer with shaping who he is today. Read More

Civil Rights Act Anniversary: The Church and the Civil Rights Act

The Rev. Edwin King reflects on the role of the institutional church in ending racial segregation in the United States. Read More

Campus ministry keeps students safe

At The Barn, the fun environment brings students in, but the safe environment and support system bring them back. Read More

Bishop Stokes, scholar and reconciler, dies

Stokes, 100, was a longtime professor at Candler and helped bring together previously segregated church in Mississippi. Read More

Needed help reaches those in Isaac’s path

At the Mississippi Conference's request, Bill Carr brought supplies from the Memphis Conference to in the middle of the hurricane. Read More

United Methodists respond to Isaac’s wrath

As rescue efforts continued in Louisiana, first responders went to work, people filled cleaning buckets and generous givers reached out. Read More

After Haiti impact, U.S. braces for Isaac

A United Methodist work team from Louisiana rode out the storm in Haiti but now prepares for pounding at home. Read More

My dad: A kind, gentle man of steel

Nettles Talbert taught son to "acknowledge the humanity in the other person." Read More

The United Methodist Church Creates a Voice for the Voiceless on Gulf Coast

In the first of two commentaries due to be published Friday, The United Methodist Church is urging that local people be at the table for the planning and rebuilding of the Gulf Coast. Read More

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