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.

Working on a broad range of social justice issues is part of the way we live as disciples seeking to transform the world.
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.

Dismantling Racism

United Methodist leaders make statements against racism (updated)

United Methodist bishops and other denominational leaders offer statements and sermons calling for actions and prayers against racism.

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Official logo for The United Methodist Church's “Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom” initiative. (Image created by United Methodist Communications.)

Dismantling Racism

'Dismantling Racism' initiative announced for United Methodist Church

The “Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom” initiative is a sustained and coordinated effort throughout The United Methodist Church to dismantle racism and promote collective action to work toward racial justice. The initiative kicked off on June 19 to coincide with Juneteenth.

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