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Protesters rally for peace and justice at the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge. Participants began their march at Wesley United Methodist Church and returned there after the rally. Others continued to march, resulting in a standoff with police. Photo by Steven C. Baham

U.S. shootings draw continuing response

United Methodists join others in acknowledging the deeper challenge behind the killings. Read More

‘Embolden us to understand and act’

United Methodists struggle with response to violence, racism and killing of police. Read More

Image of sign at protest reacting to death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.  Courtesy of United Methodist General Commission on Religion and Race.

Resources About Race

The United Methodist Church offers tools to guide conversations about racial justice, racism and religion. More

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

Topic: United Methodists seek 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

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: Immigration

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

Members of the Black Lives Matter movement disrupt the May 16 proceedings of the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. The demonstrators marched into the plenary session chanting slogans and gathered around the central communion table. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS.

GC2016 plenary pauses for Black Lives Matter demonstration

General Conference plenary halted briefly by Black Lives Matter marchers. Read More

Bishop Sally Dyck delivers the sermon during morning worship at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Bishop Dyck says pope inspired her

Northern Illinois bishop said she wants to be part of a church that has a year of mercy, a decade of mercy, a millennium of mercy. Read More

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

United Methodists Seek Racial Justice

Learn how The United Methodist Church is seeking to create "an inclusive church in an inclusive society." Find related stories, resources and church statements. More

Marie Campbell holds a sign reading Black Lives Matter at a 2015 demonstration in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

News poll: Racism voted top 2015 story

The continuing struggle against racism voted biggest 2015 story in The United Methodist Church. Read More

Image of Methodist Bishop Gilbert Haven. Courtesy: Archives and History.

Methodist History: Bishop Fought Slavery

Gilbert Haven lived in the 19th-century but was progressive in his stances to end slavery, allow interracial marriage, and grant ordination of women. View

Pastors Matt Miofsky (left) and Willis Johnson talk after services at The Gathering United Methodist Church in St.  Louis, Missouri.

UMTV: Pastors Model Peace After Ferguson

They were on the streets of Ferguson after racial tensions flared. A year later, these friends are still fighting racism, together. View

CME Bishop Lawrence Reddick said the objectives of the “Liberty and Justice for All” campaign include criminal justice reform, education reform, economic justice, gun safety reform, and voting rights. Photo courtesy of Steven Martin, National Council of Churches

Churches should make fighting racism a priority

Methodist denominations launch a “Liberty and Justice for All” initiative to fight racism. Read More

Pastors Willis Johnson (left) and Matt Miofsky (right) talk before services at The Gathering United Methodist Church in St.  Louis, Missouri.  Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Pastors fight racism, move forward after Ferguson

A year after racial tensions exploded in a small town, two United Methodist faith families say their commitment-and their connection-is stronger. Read More

Erin Hawkins of the United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race speaks during the 2012 General Conference. Photo by Skyler E. Nimmons.

Enough is enough: On violence and accountability

The Commission on Race and Religion's Erin Hawkins says prayer is powerful but we need action steps for being accountable and courageous. Read More

Harper Lee's second published novel was written before her first, the beloved

A Methodist reading of ‘Go Set a Watchman’

`New’ novel by Harper Lee, author of `To Kill a Mockingbird,’ isn’t perfect but confirms her genius. Read More

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