The beginning of The Commission on the Role and Status of Women

Hearing history is one of the best parts of being a communicator.

When the Rev. Nan Self (see photo) walked into the newsroom today where she talked about the triumphs – and struggles – of her journey. It included the beginning of theCommission on the Role and Status of Women (GCSRW).

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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.
General Church
Bishop Kenneth H. Carter gives the sermon and benediction during opening worship for the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. File photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Delegates: Use GC2020 delay for new vision

An informal group of General Conference delegates is inviting church members to make use of the postponement to cast a new vision for the church.
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.