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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.
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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.
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A stained-glass window in The Cathedral of the Rockies/Boise First United Methodist Church, in Boise, Idaho, features images of Robert E. Lee (left), Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Church leaders have decided to remove the image of Lee, given his role as a Confederate general. “Symbols of white supremacy do not belong in our sacred space,” they said in a statement. Photo courtesy of The Cathedral of the Rockies.

Robert E. Lee image out at Boise church

Cathedral of the Rockies, also known as Boise First United Methodist Church, will remove the Confederate general from its stained glass.