Human Rights

Social Concerns
Baltimore-Washington Conference Bishop LaTrelle Easterling helps conduct a June 24 online “Service of Lament, Repentance, Communion and Commitment” while standing in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington. The hour-long video service is part of the denomination’s new initiative to combat racism. Screenshot of video by United Methodist Communications.

ʽService of Lament’ challenges church on racism

United Methodist bishops, agencies collaborate on unflinching video as latest step in anti-racism initiative.
Social Concerns
Saun Hough (left), associate pastor at Crossroads United Methodist Church in Compton, Calif.,  hands reentry hygiene kits to Jerrel McCoy, lead community health worker at SHIELDS For Families. The church mobilized to create 3,500 kits for citizens released from prison by the state of California. Photo courtesy of Crossroads United Methodist Church.

Prisoners facing crisis during COVID-19

United Methodists are urged to advocate for early release of vulnerable people in prisons or detention centers to stop spread of pandemic.
Bishops
Bishops of The United Methodist Church announced the launch of a multi-level effort throughout the denomination to dismantle racism and promote collective action for racial justice. Western Pennsylvania Area Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi stands in front of an image of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minn.  Photo by Jackie Campbell, Western Pennsylvania Conference.

Bishops pledge more effective anti-racism campaign

Bishops and other United Methodists supporting a new anti-racism campaign are determined to get solid results from their efforts.
Human Rights
Africa University students in Mutare, Zimbabwe, express solidarity with victims of racism in the United States. The students issued a statement condemning racism in the U.S. and likening it to tribalism witnessed in parts of Africa. Photo courtesy of Fiston Okito.

AU students condemn US racism, ethnic tribalism

International students at Africa University have condemned racism in the U.S., which they likened to the tribalism that is rife on the African continent.

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