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A ride to the rally to end racism

Sign up now for April 4 journey for justice! BY JOHN W. COLEMAN The Commission on Religion & Race (CORR) invites Eastern PA Conference members, families and friends to join… Read more

Church invites all to Black History Explosion

Haven-Peniel UMC in Philadelphia invites everyone to come learn about “the African American experience from then till now” during its “Black History Explosion” on Saturday, Feb. 24, 5 to 7 PM, followed by dinner.  Read more

Blest be a broken tie that binds

St. George’s UMC worships at St. Thomas African Episcopal Church The Rev. Mark Salvacion, the new pastor of Philadelphia’s Historic St. George’s UMC—and its first non-white pastor—preached at St. Thomas… Read more

Help children learn about Dr. King

We have some great ideas and resources to help your church families and children explore the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during (and after) this weekend’s… Read more

Churches, communities to honor MLK this weekend

A new national record may be set this weekend when more than 150,000 expected volunteers go into action during the 23rd Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend and… Read more

More Rivers to Cross: Black caucus celebrates 50-year legacy

(Adapted from UMNS version) CINCINNATI—More than 400 members of The United Methodist Church’s African-American membership caucus celebrated the 50th anniversary of its earliest beginnings, even as many speakers addressed work that… Read more

Bishop’s Blog: ‘Black History Month Focus–“Hidden Figures”’

If you haven’t already, I encourage you to see the historical movie “Hidden Figures.”  The story plot is based on real events and the lives of three African American women… Read more

Reflections on racial dialogues

A supplement to the NEWSpirit Winter 2017 article, “District dialogues offer ‘real talk’ about race” At our request, a number of clergy participants in recent racial dialogue and learning events,… Read more

Bishop’s Blog: ‘A Long, Long Way to Go’

In early December I participated in an ecumenical dialogue held periodically between The United Methodist Church and the Roman Catholic Church. During the three days in Birmingham…  Read more

Honor M.L. King’s legacy, dream this weekend

Sunday, Jan. 15, is the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, which our nation will also celebrate with a holiday on Monday, Jan. 16 this year. What will your church… Read more