Everyone can be an agent of change!
When we approach history focusing only on extraordinary individuals, we forget the movements that enabled them to claim the leadership roles that God created for them and thousands of others who participated. read more »
Board of General Commission on Religion & Race focusing on 3 areas
Directors target vital congregations, institutional equity and inter-cultural competency. read more »
"We don't accomplish anything in this world alone…and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something." Sandra... read more »
The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls... read more »
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson From World War I to the 1970s, some six million black Americans fled the American South for an uncertain existence in the urban North and West. They left all they knew and took a leap of faith that they might find freedom... read more »
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled... read more »
Omaha United Methodist youths honor Dr. King’s legacy
Teams volunteered at sites such as homeless shelter, Open Door Mission and thrift store. read more »
“Some truths have to be really pounded into the national psyche. And one of them is that history counts." Roger Wilkins This year with Ash Wednesday in February, we have the opportunity to consider how Black History Month and the Lenten season are related to each other. As we... read more »
A brief video showing how immigrants are being sold to private prison corporations who are locking them up for obscene profits. http://youtu.be/vuGE1VxVsYo
(2008- 103 minutes- PG 13) A single African-American mother struggles to clear her name after being wrongly accused and arrested for dealing drugs in an impoverished town in Texas.