MLK: We still have a choice today

A UMNS photo by Maile Bradfield. We still have a choice today: nonviolent coexistence or violent coannihilation. We must move past indecision to action. We must find new ways to speak for peace in Vietnam and justice throughout the developing world, a world that borders on our doors. If we... read more »

Posted by General Board of Church and Society on January 19, 2015

Churches take lead in fight for justice

Baltimore-Washington congregations respond to perceived incidents of racial injustice

Prayer vigils for peace, meetings with authorities, dialogs among churches aimed at leveraging change. read more »

by Melissa Lauber & Alison Burdett
on January 16, 2015

‘SELMA’: a pivotal moment

Organize group viewing of new film about historic civil-rights march

Feb. 2 conference call will discuss faith questions inspired by thought-provoking movie debuting nationwide this weekend. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on January 09, 2015

Race, hope and color blindness

A community valuing all people embraces diversity with all its colors and cultures

Racial profiling and negative encounters with police are part of the backdrop of the critique that justice is not blind nor is it applied equally. read more »

by Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble
on December 18, 2014

Break historical cycle again

A statement on the situation in Ferguson

Painful episode must be catalyst for greater understanding across racial differences, says Faith & Politics Institute. read more »

December 18, 2014

What is Church’s witness?

After grand jury rulings not to indict police for killing unarmed black males

Since grand jury decisions, United Methodists have held prayer gatherings and joined in protests. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on December 12, 2014

A theological crisis

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary black faculty speak out

Statement deplores legal, political systems that render lives of black people expendable in eyes of law. read more »

December 12, 2014

Repent — Reconcile — Restore: A United Methodist Call to Covenant Community

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In light of recent decisions by grand juries in Missouri and New York, as well as concern of ongoing police violence in some communities, the General Board of Church and Society issues the following statement. Christians are called to witness to the reconciling love of God... read more»

December 05, 2014

Be ‘people of light’

News proclaims 'another unbelievable sadness'

Bishop calls United Methodists to take steps that overcome darkness of turmoil sweeping U.S. read more »

by Bishop Peggy Johnson
on December 05, 2014

No one above the law

Police must be held accountable for actions

National Council of Churches asserts grand Jury not appropriate place to judge guilt or innocence. read more »

December 05, 2014

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