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Cries of the wounded

Commentary by president of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Radical empathy requires temporarily suspending your own interests and judgments to understand and learn from the other. read more »

by Lallene Rector
on December 18, 2014

Christ’s vitally important call to love

Human Relations Day is Jan. 18

United Methodist Special Sunday emphasizes importance to include all of God’s children in circle of God’s love. read more »

by Bishop Peggy Johnson
on December 18, 2014

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 national crisis

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary faculty issue statement

‘Faith matters, truth matters, justice matters, and we know that black life matters,’ faculty emphasize. read more »

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

Peace on Earth

A reflection on something that seems in short supply

Prayer for peace can become ‘intensely personal request in our homes,’ bishop writes. read more »

by Bishop Michael Coyner
on December 12, 2014

Racial-profiling guidance released

U.S. Dept. of Justice expands definition

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law praises steps, but expresses concern about loopholes. read more »

December 12, 2014

Repent — Reconcile — Restore

A United Methodist Call to Covenant Community

United Methodists must be an example of social change by creating spaces of honest, faithful dialogue across differences and divides. read more »

December 05, 2014

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