Social Concerns

Racism
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.
Mission and Ministry
United Nations peacekeepers from Zambia visit with a family while on patrol in the Central African Republic in February, 2020. Following a volatile presidential election there, United Methodists are offering humanitarian aid to people seeking refuge from armed rebels. File photo by Hervé Serefio, United Nations.

Church helps displaced in Central African Republic

Following a volatile presidential election, United Methodists offer shelter and other humanitarian aid to people seeking refuge from armed rebels.
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.
Violence
The Rev. William B. Lawrence.  Photo by H. Jackson/Southern Methodist University.

What would Jesus tell the US Capitol rioters?

The Rev. William B. Lawrence examines the claims of Scriptural authority by violent protesters who stormed the U.S. Capitol.

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