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Annual Conference learns about breaking down dividing walls

Annual Conference learns about breaking down dividing walls

The two main featured speakers at The United Methodist Church’s Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference in June set a tone that was healing and harmonious, like the Apostle Paul’s good news… Read more

NEJ Bishops urge response to racism, recent violence

NEJ Bishops urge response to racism, recent violence

Statement by the NEJ College of Bishops of The United Methodist Church Delivered by Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball to the Opening Session of the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference,  July 13, 2016 As… Read more

Participating in First UMC Germantown's Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative worship celebration, Jan. 17, were (from left) the Rev. Robert Coombe, pastor, the Rev. F. Willis Johnson, guest preacher, and Bishop Peggy Johnson.

Church leaders talk about race and racism

Churches and groups are continuing to talk about race and racism in the church and society, grappling with an existential problem that may never be fully solved but nonetheless demands… Read more

Rev, Willis Johnson, Wellspring UMC Ferguson

Ferguson, Mo., pastor to lead FUMCOG racial dialogue

First UMC of Germantown (FUMCOG) in Philadelphia will host an important racial dialogue Jan. 16, the day after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The event will feature a… Read more

Changing Racism I Class, Fall 2015.

Race Matters: Seeking to bridge the divide

White privilege, inter-cultural, micro-aggressions, unconscious bias, cultural competency, racial equity… While “prejudice,” “diversity” and “inclusiveness” may be familiar terms to many, these more in-depth concepts are becoming known by an… Read more

Conference launches #BlackChurchesMatter funding appeal

Leaders and friends of African American United Methodist churches in the Eastern PA Conference, including Bishop Peggy Johnson and members of her Cabinet, met at the Conference Office Thursday, Nov…. Read more

Robert Griggs prays with others outside Morris Brown AME Church in Charleston, SC

Bishops call on churches to pray, preach against racism

Bishop Peggy Johnson asks all Eastern PA Conference churches to offer special prayers this Sunday, Sept. 6, (and on subsequent Sundays) for an end to racism. Her request is in… Read more

Erin Hawkins leading the Central District's recent Intercultural Communication Workshop

Erin Hawkins on Countless Acts of Violence: “Enough is Enough”

GCORR General Secretary Erin Hawkins shares a deeply personal reflection that offers each one of us ideas and actions for how we can counter and ultimately dismantle systemic, longstanding racism… Read more

Congregation at Prayer Vigil, Mother Bethel AME

UMs join interfaith vigil at Mother Bethel AME Church

If the young assailant who allegedly killed nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Charleston, S.C., on June 17 wanted to start a “race war,” as he reportedly wrote,… Read more

Members of the North Georgia Conference, UMC, gather for a prayer vigil

Sermons address racism & Emanuel AME Church killings

Read UM News Service’s story, titled “Mourning for Charleston, then praying for action.” It reports numerous United Methodist expressions of sorrow, determination and hope responding to the racially motivated June… Read more