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Celebrating Pentecost

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Alone together: The 2020 Pentecost paradox

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Racial Justice: Information and Resources

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Deconstructing White Privilege

The General Commission on Religion and Race invites United Methodist Christians to engage in conversations about race, racial identity and the challenges that come when racial prejudices and bias are combined with institutional power and privilege, typically defined as racism.

Here's a helpful discussion guide to go along with video.

 

Video produced by the General Commission on Religion and Race of The United Methodist Church.

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Racial Justice in song

The Rev. R. DeAndre Johnson sings during morning worship at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Johnson, a delegate to the conference, has written a hymn called "It Is Enough" in response to George Floyd's death and earlier tragedies like it. File photo by Maile Bradfield, UM News.

Pastor connects through protest hymn

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We are not alone: Pentecost 2020

Pentecost 2020 comes to us as the world continues to deal with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. In this special United Methodist Communications production, set in the ever-increasingly common virtual world, a small group examines the meaning of Pentecost and the good news that we are not alone.

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Racial Justice

Two women march with signs calling for justice for Breonna Taylor, during protests in Louisville, Kentucky, over the police killings of Taylor in Louisville, George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn., and other African Americans. Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician, was shot eight times in her bed when officers broke down her door to serve a search warrant. Photo by Cathy Bruce, courtesy of the Kentucky Conference.

United Methodists preach, protest and decry racism

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Custodian James Jimmerson disinfects pews to prevent any possible spread of the coronavirus at Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. on Sunday, May 10, 2020, after online worship, which was recorded in the sanctuary. As churches consider returning to in-person worship, cleaning measures are one of many factors leaders will need to consider. “I believe my job, my part in this, is to make sure people are safe in here,” Jimmerson said. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

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