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Vulnerability: A God who sees

The General Board of Church & Society teamed with the Horizon Prison Initiative to create a three-day prison immersion program at Chillicothe (Ohio) Correctional Institution that involved persons in prison ministry interacting with prisoners. Last week clergy and laity from across the country gathered in Chillicothe, Ohio, for a three-day... read more »

Posted by Leigh Finnegan on July 14, 2014

Civil Rights Act: Still relevant

On 50th anniversary, law needed now more than ever

United Methodists must speak out against current movements of obstructing government, services for common good and for least among us, says bishop. read more »

by Bishop Melvin Talbert
on July 11, 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

‘Virulent crisis’ of mass incarceration

National Council of Churches ‘Unity Gathering’ issues call to action

First national meeting in more than three years focuses on crucial national issues. read more »

June 25, 2014

60th anniversary of Brown decision

A commentary on answering granddaughter’s questions about racism

May racial bias have faded so much by 70th anniversary we’ll wonder: Why did it take us so long?, civil rights activist writes. read more »

by the Rev. Gilbert Caldwell
on May 22, 2014

Love Your Neighbor cancels Atlanta meeting

Cites racially offensive practices of Atlanta Braves

10 United Methodist caucuses in coalition point to demeaning acts toward Native Americans. read more »

May 22, 2014

The rest of their story

A reflection on John 4:1-42

Jesus wants us to love our neighbors because they are children of God, not judge them because they are different. read more »

by Shaw Brewer
on May 13, 2014

U.S. racial attitudes

Issue still looms large in society

Public Religion Research Institute says race creates substantial political divisions. read more »

May 13, 2014

Grants available for innovative initiatives

CORR Action Fund seeks programs to increase intercultural competency

General Commission on Religion & Race offers $20,000–$80,000 to enable vital conversations about race, systemic equity. read more »

March 25, 2014

Clergy urge removal of D.C. NFL team name

United Methodists among signers of letter to NFL, team’s owner

Letter declares ‘derogatory term’ offends many Native Americans read more »

by the Rev. Erik Alsgaard
on February 20, 2014

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