Racial Justice

Leaders from DC's interfaith community, including Bishop LaTrelle Easterling (left) and the Rev. Neal Christie from the General Board of Church and Society (center), gathered for worship, lament and protest, as they raised their voices for racial justice June 14 at St. John's Episcopal Church by the White House. Photo by Melissa Lauber.

The United Methodist Church proclaims the value of each person as a unique child of God and commits itself to the healing and wholeness of all persons.

The United Methodist Church recognizes that the sin of racism has been destructive to its unity throughout its history. Racism continues to cause painful division and marginalization.

The United Methodist Church shall confront and seek to eliminate racism, whether in organizations or in individuals, in every facet of its life and in society at large.

The United Methodist Church shall work collaboratively with others to address concerns that threaten the cause of racial justice at all times and in all places.

from The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2016, paragraph 5

 

Pray, connect, show up, act as United Methodists stand against racism. 

                      Learn what you can do 

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