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‘In Mississippi I learned what church is’

1964 Freedom Summer began real-world theological education

Unsung Mississippi hosts embodied theology that nourished author, countless others ever since in struggles against domination. read more »

by the Rev. George McClain
on September 02, 2014

World Communion Sunday Oct. 5

United Methodist Special Sunday

Gifts enable national, international graduate students to change the world. read more »

September 02, 2014

Michael Brown’s death

A response to the events in Ferguson, Mo.

Do not wait to conduct deep, prayerful conversation about racism, racial profiling, economic injustice and other related issues. read more »

by Bishop Minerva Carcaño
on August 25, 2014

Moral Week of Action

North Carolina, 12 other states stage protests

State capitols target of demonstrators concerned about ongoing extremist legislative attack on poor people, minorities. read more »

August 25, 2014

Freedom Summer still vision of hope

Young Ohio seminarian journeyed south for trip indelibly etched in memory

White clergy were asked to join black colleagues in 1964 to help keep public facilities, especially restaurants, desegregated. read more »

by Bishop C. Joseph Sprague
on August 07, 2014

Growing in Methodism

Ethnic Young Adult interns visit historic sites

Intern learns many people involved in rise of Methodism in U.S., and ‘even greater cause in proclaiming Christ.’ read more »

by Jay Carroll
on August 07, 2014

Never forget, never be silent

Path to Civil Rights Act took sacrifice, faith

Legislation should be remembered for sacrifice, persistence and faith of those not silent about things that mattered. read more »

by Edith Lee-Payne
on July 30, 2014

Civil Rights Act 50th anniversary

Critical time to address vestiges of discrimination

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law says act guides efforts to move U.S. toward justice. read more »

July 11, 2014

1,100 faith leaders seek sentencing reform

Point to racial injustices, overcrowding of prisons

Members of Congress urged to pass Smarter Sentencing Act on mandatory-minimum drug penalties. read more »

by Kara Gotsch
on June 03, 2014

Maya Angelou dies at 86

Celebrated author, poet, icon of civil rights

Used her voice, literary works throughout her lifetime to address issues of racism, equality. read more »

June 02, 2014

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