Social Concerns
Bishops LaTrelle Easterling and Leonard Fairley present a statement that deplores the surge in racism in the U.S. Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe looks on. Photo by the Rev. Maidstone Mulenga, Council of Bishops.

Bishops sound alarm about surge in racism

In the wake of violence targeting minority groups, United Methodist leaders pledge themselves to educate about dangers of white supremacy.
Human Rights
Jamila Thomas, director of Dallas Independent School District Racial Equity Office, moderates a panel of five judges as they talk about ways to end the school to prison pipeline during the 2018 National Prison Summit in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Kathy L. Gilbert, UMNS.

Summit concentrates on dismantling mass incarceration

United Methodists gathered from 20 states to hear experts talk about dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline and reducing mass incarceration of people of color.
Maria Chavalan Sut is living at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Charlottesville, Va., to avoid being deported to Guatemala. Photo by Richard Lord, UMNS.

Church offers sanctuary to woman facing deportation

Guatemalan woman takes refuge in Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Human Rights
The Rev. Abril Goforth (left) and the Rev. Edlen Cowley lead a march of United Methodists from Dallas police headquarters to the apartment complex where a white officer shot and killed a black man in his residence. The group called for justice for 26-year-old victim Botham Jean. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS.

United Methodists speak out about Dallas police shooting

Handling of case involving white officer and black victim prompts clergy-led march.

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