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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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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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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.

Churches have much to consider before reopening

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Volunteer Alli Carter (left) and Alan Becker (center) of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City load fresh produce into a refrigerated trailer as part of the church’s food outreach program that helps provide free meals to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Ed Doney, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church.

Tackling food insecurity caused by pandemic

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Minneapolis is scheduled to host the next General Conference on Aug. 29-Sept. 7, 2021. United Methodists in the Minnesota and Dakotas conferences have been making plans to host General Conference in Minneapolis since 2013. Photo by Krivit Photography, courtesy of Meet Minneapolis.

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