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Dismantling Racism

Now, Christians, let's have a real conversation

Interim General Secretary of GCORR Garlinda Burton calls on Christians to respond to the Chauvin Verdict by having real conversations about systemic racism.

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Members of the 2016 Wesley Pilgrimage in England rest their hands on the Baptismal font at St. Andrew's church in Epworth, England where John Wesley was baptized. Photo by the Rev. Anita Mays (Permission granted by the Rev. Anita Mays of Midlothian, Virgini with photo credit.
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United Methodism

2020 State of the Church Report

Our identity as Christians, formed in the Wesleyan tradition and Christ's Beatitudes, helped us respond with love and hope to the unique challenges of 2020.

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COB President Cynthia Fierro Harvey offers closing remarks at the end of the five-day Council of Bishops meeting held online April 26 to April 30. (Screengrab image courtesy of the Council of Bishops.)
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Press Center

COB ends 5 day meeting, clarify key decisions

More than 100 active and retired bishops attended April virtual meeting.

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UM Agencies

Agencies provide resources and services that equip local congregations and provide a connection for ministry throughout the world. These organizations can be found at all levels of the connection (churchwide, regional and local).

Clergy members gather in prayer during a vigil at McKendree United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., to grieve and remember people lost to acts of racism. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.
Stewardship

YOUR gifts offer peace

Our Social Principles call us to love our enemies, seek justice, and serve as reconcilers of conflict.

Through our gifts on Peace with Justice Sunday we are able to strengthen God’s family with ministries that challenge structures of inequality and empower people and communities through systemic change.

Fifty percent of this offering stays within the annual conference to support Peace with Justice Coordinators to develop local social justice ministries. The remaining fifty percent provides for education and ministry for advocacy and action efforts.

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Race Relations

"There is no us and them. There is only we" Sign at Glendale United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN

Racial Justice

United Methodist leaders condemn racism against Asians

Hate crimes against Asian-Americans have been on the rise. Following attacks in Atlanta that left six Asians dead, United Methodist leaders condemn racism against Asians.

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Coronavirus

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Web Ministry and Social Media

For teens, virtual communication is primary

Rev. Jannelle Ohlemiller notes that teens are using FaceTime, messaging apps and other virtual platforms to keep in touch and talk to friends more often and that they navigate these platforms very differently from previous generations. Read more here.

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Creation Care

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UM Agencies Commit to Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

Collective responsibility addresses unfolding climate crisis.

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