A Duke University study on salary disparities between Black and white United Methodist pastors in North and South Carolina shows that Black pastors make substantially less than their white counterparts, and the researchers offer up some strategies to close the gap.
Asian and Pacific Islanders in the United States have continued to face racism from governmental actions and white supremacy since at least the middle of the 19th century. United Methodists are called in baptism to resist these and all forms of evil, injustice, and oppression.
A native of Puerto Rico, the Rev. Giovanni Arroyo knows firsthand what it’s like to be a minority in America, and that experience informs the way he pursues his mission as The United Methodist Church’s point person on inclusion.
Asian Americans often confront implicit bias in questions like “Where are you really from?” Susan Sungsil Kim has crafted responses to such questions that stand up for her rights while also providing an educational opportunity to those who ask.