Desert Southwest Annual Conference

The Desert Southwest Annual Conference opened with “The Gathering of The Conference” on Thursday, June 21 and ran through Sunday, June 24.

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Rich Peck. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Growing up with institutional racism

Society shielded writer from understanding the plight of people of color.
The Rev. Edlen Cowley. Photo courtesy of Edlen Cowley.

Time for Cross and Flame to go

Symbol of The United Methodist Church is unwelcoming and even painful for many Black Americans, evoking memories of cross burnings.
The Rev. William B. Lawrence.  Photo by H. Jackson/Southern Methodist University.

When pandemic ends, confusion in church will remain

A former Judicial Council president examines constitutional issues presented by plans for the future of The United Methodist Church.