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Zegey Kerry (left) and Oscar Garza (right) sing during worship at the 2012 MARCHA meeting in Lake Junaluska, N.C. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Racial Justice

"With respect to race, the aim of The United Methodist Church is nothing less than an inclusive church in an inclusive society." Read More

Women in the Southeastern Jurisdiction pray for Bishops-elect Sue Haupert-Johnson (in green-and-blue) and Sharma Lewis (in yellow-and-white) a day before their consecration. United Methodists already have elected a record number of women bishops this year. Photo by Jasmine Haynes, Mississippi Conference

New women bishops make history

U.S. delegates have elected more women bishops than in any previous class of United Methodist episcopal leaders. Four are African American. Read More

In recent months, the numbers of unaccompanied minors from Central America crossing the U.S. border has surged, drawing both concern and criticism. In this file photo, an abandoned sandal lies just across the border from Mexico near Friendship Park in San Diego. Photo by Mike DuBose.

Topic: Global Migration

Find resources along with historical context, information, and headlines related to the topic of global migration. Read More

What the Church Says: Racism

The official statements below are from The Book of Resolutions and The Book of Discipline. Statements and resolutions from these books are submitted to, and voted on by delegates, at General Conference, which occurs every four years. General Conference sets policy for the mission and ministry of the church and... Read More

Image courtesy of the Rev. Fred A. Allen

Commentary: How is the church doing with injustice?

United Methodists must once again reclaim the denomination’s rich tradition of holiness and social activism. Read More

Dawn Wiggins Hare visits with Alice Finch Lee during a celebration for Lee’s 100th birthday at First United Methodist Church in Monroeville, Ala. Photo by Marianne Lee, a family member.

Alice Lee, United Methodist leader, dies at 103

Lee, the lawyer sister of author Harper Lee, served the church at all levels. 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

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