Dismantling Racism

United Methodist leaders make statements against racism (updated)

A candlelight vigil outside the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew in Manhattan drew attention to the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other African Americans killed in incidents related to their race. New York was among the many U.S. cities experiencing days of protests over racism, inequality and police brutality. Photo by Harry Karpen.
A candlelight vigil outside the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew in Manhattan drew attention to the recent death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other African Americans killed in incidents related to their race. New York was among the many U.S. cities experiencing days of protests over racism, inequality and police brutality. Photo by Harry Karpen.

(Updated June 26, 2020 — Newest additions in bold at the top of the list)

Since protests against police brutality and violence triggered by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others, United Methodist bishops and other denominational and ecumenical leaders have been speaking out. Here is a sampling of the statements. Send additional statements for possible inclusion to [email protected]

International Students, Africa University: A Public Statement on Racism and Abusive Police Practices (June 2020)

Bishops
Bishops — North Central Jurisdiction (USA)
Bishops — Northeastern Jurisdiction (USA)
Bishops — South Central Jurisdiction (USA)
Bishops — Southeastern Jurisdiction (USA)
Bishops — Western Jurisdiction (USA)
Caucuses
Colleges and Universities
 
General Agencies
Ecumenical/Interfaith