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Rights of Racial and Ethnic Groups

"We recognize racism as sin and ... assert the right of members of historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to equal opportunities..." Read More

Singing under the direction of Carlton R. Young are Yvonne Lee and Eun-sang Lee of First UMC in Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Affirm Diversity, Challenge Racism

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

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Personal Assessment Tool

This self-reflection tool will help you become a more faithful witness against racism and racial injustice in your community and congregation. Read More

Focus: Race Relations

Find reflections and resources to help your church wrestle with the important topics of race and racism. Read More

Faith leaders on the front line of peace and unity in Baltimore, Md. Photo courtesy Commission on Religion and Race.

Baltimore: Reflections on our community

Stories, recommended readings and resources help support an understanding of issues and stimulate conversations. Read More

Members of Methodists Associated Representing the Cause of Hispanic Americans (MARCHA) hold hands in prayer during their 2007 meeting in Newark, N.J. A UMNS file photo by Corey Daniel Godbey.

Topic: United Methodists address racism

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

Discussion questions: White Privilege

These discussion questions help individuals explore the ways in which they have received unearned advantages based on their race. Read More

Council of Bishops issues pastoral letter on racism

The Council of Bishops issued a pastoral letter on racism to the people of The United Methodist Church. Read More

Bishop Warner Brown Jr., president of the Council of Bishops, calls on bishops to address racism and strengthen ecumenical relationships in his presidential address. Photo by Diane Degnan, United Methodist Communications

Bishops urged to speak out as group on racism

Bishop Warner Brown Jr. tells the Council of Bishops about events in his native Baltimore, urging the church to pray and act on racism. Read More

President of United Methodist Council of Bishops calls for prayer and healing

Council of Bishops President Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr. appealed to the people of The United Methodist Church to join together in prayer in wake of natural disasters, violence. Read More

Rebuilding hope in Baltimore

Bishop Matthews and conference leaders are renewing the church’s efforts to address the issues plaguing many areas of Baltimore such as poverty, violence, addiction, lack of education and joblessness. Read More

‘A Call to Police Reform and Healing of Communities’

The National Council of the Churches (NCC) has issued a call for an overhaul of the U.S. criminal-justice system to bring about reconciliation and restoration. Read More

Without justice for all, there is no justice

Bishop Jonathan Holston of the South Carolina Conference calls for witness, advocacy and prayer in response to the fatal shooting of Charleston resident Walter Scott by a police officer. Read More

The Rev. Cedric D. Bridgeforth stressed the need for Black Methodists for Church Renewal to  form partnerships with other groups in The United Methodist Church to fight racism in the church and the nation. He spoke at the annual meeting of the caucus. Photo by Maidstone Mulenga

BMCR told `it takes two’ to challenge racism and improve communities

Members of Black Methodists for Church Renewal gather in Orlando for group’s 48th annual meeting. Read More

The Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell

Commentary: Jordanian pilot’s murder parallels lynchings

A United Methodist clergyman compares burning of Jordanian pilot to lynchings and burnings of blacks. Read More

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