‘Selma’ helps build bridge to racial healing

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Theology and Education
A portrait of John Wesley standing in a graveyard is on display at the Museum of Methodism located beneath Wesley's Chapel in London. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: What would John Wesley think about the critical issues of our time?

The Rev. Glenn Wagner (Michigan Conference) ponders the advice Methodism's founder might offer about the serious challenges of our time - a deadly pandemic, racism, violence and profound division.
Social Concerns
The Rev. James Lawson says the Black Lives Matter movement is the most important nonviolent campaign since the civil rights movement. 2016 File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Lawson: Black Lives Matter a religious movement

The Rev. James Lawson says the Black Lives Matter movement is the most important nonviolent campaign since the civil rights movement.
Social Concerns
The Rev. Gilbert Caldwell, a retired United Methodist pastor and civil rights activist who marched alongside the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks during a Black Lives Matter rally June 7 in Willingboro, N.J. To Caldwell’s right is his wife, Grace Caldwell. To Caldwell’s left is the Rev. Vanessa Wilson, chairperson of the Greater New Jersey Commission on Race and Religion and pastor of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Willingboro. The protest was one of many taking place in the U.S. in smaller cities and towns involving United Methodists. Photo by Aaron Wilson Watson.

Smaller communities affected by protests

United Methodists have been involved in Black Lives Matter rallies in small towns and midsize cities.