Human Rights

United Methodists gathered and prayed at a 2018 event leading up to a national rally in Washington, D.C., to end racism. The prayer witness was organized by the United Methodist Council of Bishops. Members of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society and Commission on Race and Religion spoke to the group about the work the agencies do to fight racism. File photo by Kathy L. Gilbert, UM News.

Leaders, scholars confront racism in the church

Three new books by United Methodist authors reflect the discussion over racism in the church, and how to put an end to it. “I think we've got a fighting chance to get it right,” says author Chris Momany.
Human Rights
The Rev. Christopher P. Momany. Photo by Kristen Schell.

Wesleyan theology demands that we be antiracist

Wesleyan theological tradition demands that we respect the value of every single human being. This was a common theme among many Methodist abolitionists and holds true in antiracism work today.
Social Concerns
Hundreds of Korea Peace Action participants march from Lafayette Square in front of the U.S. White House to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on July 27, the 70th anniversary of the Armistice Agreement of the Korean War. The march was part of a three-day convening called the National Mobilization to End the Korean War. Photo by the Rev. Thomas E. Kim, UM News.

Faith leaders join call for peace treaty to end Korean War

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Armistice Agreement of the Korean War, but since a peace treaty was never negotiated, the war has technically never ended.
Human Rights
The Rev. Neelley Hicks. Photo courtesy of the author.

New mission church brings Gospel parable to life

Merging two Nashville, Tennessee, congregations enriches both church and community as new initiatives spark hope for the future.

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