General Board of Church & Society petitions to 2016 General Conference

The General Board of Church & Society has submitted the following petitions to the 2016 General Conference. The petitions are in the format that General Conference requires, so in some cases you may need to refer to the 2012 Book of Resolutions or Book of Discipline to comprehend changes. Most petitions include... read more »

‘Vital Conversations’ begins Oct. 28

GCORR launches interactive video series

Anti-racist educator to lead off on ‘Today’s Realities of Race & Racism.’ read more »

October 20, 2015

Preserving African-American Methodist heritage

Part of Methodism since it arrived on American shores

Journey from deference to dignity, through trials to moments of triumph intricately bound in denomination's story. read more »

by Jay Rollins
on October 20, 2015

Evangelism after Charleston

Racial fault lines still divide the U.S.

Our responses to tragedies may reveal fundamental values about race, which is the issue at hand. read more »

by Daniel Shin
on September 24, 2015

‘Liberty and justice for all’

Black Methodist historic gathering issues clarion call

A new struggle for 'liberty and justice for all' should be the priority of churches across America. read more »

September 04, 2015

A litany against racism

One: “Prayers can’t be answered unless they are prayed,” so the poet reminds us and so we have honored the dead in vigils of remembrance, emotional prayers, heartfelt tributes, scripture-based homilies, fervent eulogies, thoughtful soliloquies and appropriate words spoken by public officials, but something must follow... read more »

Posted by Bishop Adam Richardson Jr. (African Methodist Episcopal Church) on September 04, 2015

‘Liberty and justice for all’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Four historically African-American Methodist denominations issued a clarion call this week to end racism. They issued the call in a series of events here that concluded with a meeting at the White House Sept. 2. Leaders of the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church, the African Methodist Episcopal ... read more »

Posted by Wayne Rhodes on September 04, 2015

We the people

A brutal summer for human rights, dignity

People find themselves caught in mix of tragedy, promise, confronting superficial cultural assumptions to defend ‘less-than-Christian behavior.’ read more »

by the Rev. Chris Momany
on July 28, 2015

Sandra Bland death needs answers

Social-justice agency grieves young woman’s ‘suicide’ in Texas

Agency prays for comfort for her family, says surest way to bring healing is to answer questions surrounding her death. read more »

July 28, 2015

‘Children’s Books: Teaching Sacred Worth’ webinar resources available

Interview with award-winning author Eloise Greenfield featured

General Board of Church & Society launches initiative to teach sacred worth through children's books. read more »

by Susan Greer Burton
on July 28, 2015

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