‘Night Call’ spurred conversations on race in 1960s

Del Shields hosted groundbreaking United Methodist radio talk show, ‘Night Call.’ Photo courtesy of the General Board of Archives and History.
Del Shields hosted groundbreaking United Methodist radio talk show, ‘Night Call.’ Photo courtesy of the General Board of Archives and History.

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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.
General Church
The Rev. Lovett H. Weems Jr. Photo courtesy of Wesley Theological Seminary.

Commentary: Should be hard to leave denomination

A church leadership scholar argues making it too easy for churches leaving the denomination removes the impetus to stay with the struggle and undermines the historical goal of unity among Christians.
Church History
William Nicholas' new book "Go and Be Reconciled" describes Alabama Methodists' struggle to integrate their conferences amid major civil rights events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing in Birmingham. Image courtesy NewSouth Books.

Alabama bishop met race challenge

New book describes how Bishop W. Kenneth Goodson led the way on integration of the state’s Methodist conferences.

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