Human Rights

Racism
A person reacts outside the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis after the guilty verdict handed down April 20 in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. While expressing the sense that the verdict was just, United Methodist leaders urged continuing work toward dismantling widespread racism and systemic injustice against people of color. Photo by Carlos Barria, Reuters.

United Methodists react to Chauvin verdict

Church leaders praised the justice of the verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, but cautioned that much work lies ahead to overcome systemic racism.
Social Concerns
Bishop LaTrelle Easterling. Photo by Tony Richards for the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

A Lenten call to reflect on human dignity

Bishop LaTrelle Easterling invites United Methodists during daily prayer to open their hearts and arms to ensure the dignity of all people and affirm human rights around the world.
Human Rights
We Are One Family: Personal Encournters with Racism is a series of commentaries of personal experience with racism and the intersection of faith and justice. Hands image by truthseeker08 courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

We Are God's Family: Personal Encounters with Racism

Racism underlies many significant issues, such as hunger, discrimination and disparities in education and income. As people around the world struggle with racism, personal stories are helping change hearts and minds.
Human Rights
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño shares personal reflections on strong women in the Bible and her life during a video message for Women’s History Month. Screengrab courtesy of the California-Nevada Conference by UM News.

‘Girls, Jesus is calling YOU!’

In a video message for Women’s History Month, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño affirms the right of everyone to use the gifts God gives us for the betterment of the world.

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