Human Rights

Racism
The Rev. Reginald E. Lee. Photo courtesy of the South Carolina Conference.

A birthday letter to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In an annual letter to the civil rights icon, the Rev. Reggie Lee celebrates victories by Black candidates for both U.S. Senate and the episcopacy of The United Methodist Church as signs of King’s dream coming to fruition.
Church History
Abolitionists worked to end slavery in the 19th century in the Americas and Western Europe. A new book by the Rev. James Richardson, “The Abolitionist’s Journal,” chronicles his great-great-grandfather’s work as a Methodist clergyman and antislavery advocate. Shown here is the official medallion of the British Anti-Slavery Society, produced as a jasper-ware cameo by Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) at the Wedgewood factory. Image courtesy of the British Anti-Slavery Society, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

A generational passion for justice

A book by an Episcopal priest explores the life of his great-great-grandfather, a Methodist clergyman and abolitionist.
Disaster Relief
Alice Charo, a cattle herder in Shirikisho village in Kenya, fetches water at the Tana River for her family. Charo has lost 10 cows in 14 days due to the ongoing drought in Tana River County. The river’s water levels have hit record lows, forcing herders like Charo to travel miles along the river to find a safe place to fetch water for their cattle. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Kenyan church helps drought-stricken community

Tumaini United Methodist Church is providing food and water to families in the coastal part of Kenya as water crisis intensifies.
Human Rights
Holly Fugate. Photo courtesy of the author.

United Methodists should support Dobbs decision

Restrictions on abortion are consistent with a careful reading of the denomination’s Social Principles.

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