GC2012 Radio: May 2, 2012

On today’s GC2012 Radio…

We talk with the Rev. David Alan Grady, a pastor, delegate, and social media user from the North Georgia Conference. He says that Twitter affected his Conference’s delegation elections last summer. And, UMNS reporter Heather Hahn talks about the adoption of Plan UMC this morning during the morning plenary.

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The Rev. David Maldonado. Video image courtesy of IMU Latina (Iglesia Metodista Unida Latina) via YouTube by UM News.

Racism and Latinos: The wall of separation and fear

The U.S.-Mexico border wall speaks volumes about attitudes toward Latinos, and the church must do more to respond.
The Rev. Ian Straker. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Straker.

Embracing whole truth about Methodism and race

While John Wesley and early American Methodists denounced slavery, the church’s history is marked by compromises and contention over race.
The Rev. Mel West. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Mel West.

A new reformation? Look to the NGOs

Why is the church struggling while non-governmental organizations are thriving? The answers could be important for the church’s future.