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People of color to seek insights, remedies to racial trauma

By John W. Coleman The Rev. R. Dandridge Collins, Ph.D., will help people of color from the Eastern PA Conference unveil the often hidden trauma experienced from racism and seek… Read more

Conference’s ever-evolving Dismantling Racism trainings go online

By John W. Coleman The Eastern PA Conference’s primary anti-racism training program for clergy and lay leadership has been through numerous changes in over two decades of operation; and now… Read more

Whites Confronting Racism

Anti-racism education arouses new awareness, action By John W. Coleman I considered myself fairly aware before joining Whites Confronting Racism, but the breadth and depth of what I learned was… Read more

UMC offers 2 ‘Dismantling Racism’ town halls in August

Two new interactive town hall discussions are planned as part of the UMC’s new “Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom” initiative on Wednesday, August 19, at 1 PM. The town hall series of… Read more


During this 4th of July weekend, when we celebrate our country’s independence and freedom, it is a good time to ponder what freedom really means. Freedom is a privilege as well as a responsibility, or it is not freedom at all. One is free to speak but not necessarily to…

More readers are reading about race, especially children

By John W. Coleman More and more people—especially White people—are reading about race and racism. Some popular books—like Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist—are sold out and being back-ordered…. Read more

Racial groups speak out against racist oppression, violence

By John W. Coleman Three racial groups in the Eastern PA Conference have released anti-racism advocacy statements calling for an end to systemic oppression and violence against Black U.S. citizens,… Read more

United Methodists Set to Unveil “Dismantling Racism” Initiative

United Methodist CommunicationsOffice of Public Information FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 16, 2020 United Methodists Set to Unveil “Dismantling Racism” Initiative Nashville, Tennessee: United Methodist Church leaders will launch a plan of… Read more

NEJ, UMC bishops respond to crisis, pledging to oppose racism

Bishops of both The United Methodist Church and its Northeastern Jurisdiction have issued statements pledging—and calling on United Methodists to pledge—solidarity with others protesting systemic racism and racial violence committed… Read more

Pastoral Letter from the NEJ College of Bishops

A Pledge of Solidarity to Repent of Racism We, the College of Bishops of the Northeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church, prayerfully stand with our pastors, members and churches… Read more