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‘A Call to Police Reform & Healing of Communities’

National Council of Churches sets forth 7 steps to reform

Police brutality resulting in major injuries and death taking place so often ‘we can barely keep up with the reports,’ NCC Governing Board says. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on May 15, 2015

The ‘pastor on the block’

Gang members, pastors have ‘fruitful time of sharing’ in Baltimore

Following Freddie Gray’s death, Michael Parker returned to the neighborhood where he grew up to find many grieving residents needed an outlet for prayer and a forum to talk. read more »

by Erica Hellerstein
on May 07, 2015

A pastoral letter on racism

Issued by United Methodist Council of Bishops

Affirms sacredness of all lives, renews commitment to work for anti-racist, pro-humanity Church. read more »

May 07, 2015

Find ways to live into social holiness

United Methodist Council of Bishops president calls for prayer, healing

Council asked to issue pastoral letter on racism. read more »

May 07, 2015

Unheard

‘A riot is the language of the unheard’

Acts of violence leave lives and communities in worse shape than before, and with even lower morale. read more »

by Bishop Peggy Johnson
on May 07, 2015

‘Love Not Hate Day’

Wesley Center celebrates diversity

8th annual event at Oklahoma City University encourages atmosphere seeking to understand those who are different, and accept them for who they are, says organizer. read more »

May 07, 2015

S.C. churches pray, express unity

After police officer shoots black Charleston man

Community members gather at site of death for 1-mile prayer pilgrimage in rain to Aldersgate United Methodist Church. read more »

by Jessica Brodie
on April 24, 2015

Stepping back in time

Class draws on Adrian’s abolitionist history

Drama emphasizes similarities, differences between slavery old and new, enabling students to develop creative, courageous ways to fight injustice. read more »

by the Rev. Chris Momany
on April 24, 2015

Without justice for all, there is no justice

Response to a tragedy in our community

We are called to witness not only as faithful disciples, but to witness to the world injustices we see and experience read more »

by Bishop Jonathan Holston
on April 24, 2015

`It takes two’

To challenge racism

BMCR chair says improving communities requires working alongside others. read more »

by Larry Hygh Jr.
on April 24, 2015

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