Racism

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M. Garlinda Burton. Photo courtesy of M. Garlinda Burton.

The content of our character

Leading into Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Religion and Race top executive calls for the church to address its institutional racism.
Social Concerns
Birmingham News columnist John Archibald has a book titled “Shaking the Gates of Hell,” about his United Methodist father, who he thinks did too little to help during the civil rights movement. Photo courtesy of Alfred A. Knopf publishing company.

Book revisits pastor’s reticence on civil rights

A Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and United Methodist has written a book about how his minister father failed to speak out boldly during the civil rights movement.
Racism
The Rev. Reginald E. Lee. Photo courtesy of the South Carolina Conference.

A birthday letter to Martin Luther King Jr.

On the occasion of the 92nd birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the Rev. Reginald Lee, pastor of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, penned a birthday letter to the civil rights icon.
Social Concerns
The Rev. Rudy Rasmus, senior pastor at St. John’s Downtown Church in Houston and editor of the book “I’m Black. I’m Christian. I’m Methodist,” attends a food bank event with the singer Beyoncé, who grew up in that church. Photo courtesy of St. John’s Downtown Church in Houston.

Black United Methodists want changes

Black United Methodists are pushing for change in the denomination, and they aren’t interested in waiting much longer, according to a new book of essays.

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