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2020 State of the church report

A woman holds a sign saying, “United Methodists stand against racism,” during a Black Lives Matter rally in Willingboro, New Jersey, June 7 at St. Paul United Methodist Church. Photo by Aaron Wilson Watson.

Thirsting for righteousness

United Methodists seek justice for oppressed peoples across the globe. We repent for the past sins of the Church and seek to build a more inclusive and just denomination where all God’s children can worship together in harmony.

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Two women march with signs calling for justice for Breonna Taylor, during protests in Louisville, Kentucky, over the police killings of Taylor in Louisville, George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn., and other African Americans. Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency room technician, was shot eight times in her bed when officers broke down her door to serve a search warrant. Photo by Cathy Bruce, courtesy of the Kentucky Conference.
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Social Concerns

United Methodists preach, protest and decry racism

Many United Methodists participated in protests in support of Black Lives Matter, calling for an end to police brutality and violence against people of color after the death of George Floyd in police custody.

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United Methodist Bishop LaTrelle Easterling (right) offers a prayer during an interfaith vigil near the White House on June 3. At left is Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser. United Methodist conferences are confronting the sin of racism through prayers, calls for justice and education on white supremacy. File photo by Melissa Lauber, Baltimore-Washington Conference.
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Taking concrete steps to move against racism

United Methodist conferences are confronting the sin of racism through prayers, calls for justice and education on white supremacy.

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Derian Wilson, a member of Martha Bowman United Methodist Church in Macon, Ga., protests against racism regularly in that city. Wilson (at top in yellow shirt) and fellow activists during one of the three or four protests he leads each week. Photo courtesy of Derian Wilson.
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Churches, individuals working for racial progress

United Methodist churches are seizing the initiative to make progress on racial issues in the wake of the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others.

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