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Kimberly Pitcher-Crago (left) and Ellen Hawes present a liturgical dance during a 2002 service of repentance by Foundry United Methodist Church at Asbury United Methodist Church in Washington. In the 19th century, racial discrimination at Foundry led to the formation of Asbury and later John Wesley AME Zion. File photo © Jay Mallin.
File photo © Jay Mallin

To fight racism, 3 churches reckon with past

Discrimination at a prominent D.C. church led two African American congregations to break away in the 1800s. Now the three are reconnecting.

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The Rev. Deidra Wright shows off some of the bounty of the community garden at Columbia Drive United Methodist Church, which she founded. Photo courtesy of Columbia Drive United Methodist Church.

Creation care gets traction as priority

United Methodist efforts to be environmentally friendly are on the rise. EarthKeepers training through Global Ministries is a popular way to get started.
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United Methodist youth march in the streets of Luanda, Angola, in celebration of the church youth group’s 67th anniversary. Photo by Augusto da Graça, UM News.

Young people march for change in Angola

United Methodist youth group celebrates 67th anniversary with series of events focused on social justice issues.
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A Coast Guardsman talks to a civilian aboard an HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft, Sept. 5, as the Miami-based aircraft medevacs 10 people from Marsh Harbour to Nassau, Bahamas, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Photo by Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Hunter Medley, courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Defense.

UMCOR starts efforts for Bahamas relief

The relief agency will partner with Methodists in the Bahamas to meet basic needs for survivors after Hurricane Dorian decimated Grand Bahama and Abaco islands.

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