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Mission and Ministry
Bishop LaTrelle Easterling leads a report on the 2019 General Conference during the Black Methodists for Church Renewal meeting in Atlanta. Easterling raised a concern about LGBTQ African Americans in the church, calling them “the marginalized of the marginalized.” Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Bishops discuss GC2019 outcomes with black caucus

African American bishops and members of the church’s black caucus consider the actions of General Conference 2019.
Church Growth
Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi urges members and guests of Black Methodists for Church Renewal to "stay woke" during her sermon at Ben Hill United Methodist Church in Atlanta. "Stay woke" is a call to be aware of racial and social justice issues and is closely associated with the Black Lives Matter movement.

BMCR explores ‘reset’ from past to future

Speakers challenge The United Methodist Church’s African American caucus and church leaders to work to become more relevant to younger members.
Mission and Ministry
Vibrant worship was a key part of the celebration of 200 years of Methodist mission, sponsored by the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries and Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, which drew some 250 participants to Atlanta. Photo by Jennifer Silver, Global Ministries.

200 years of answering the call to mission

From a salute to a pioneer among the Wyandotte to a call to engage global youth, a United Methodist event re-considers the nature of mission.
Faith Stories
Stacey Abrams won more than 75 percent of votes to become Georgia’s Democratic nominee for governor. She made it a point to thank her United Methodist pastor parents and to quote from the Book of Esther in her acceptance speech.

Georgia candidate has deep United Methodist roots

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, the daughter of two retired United Methodist pastors, was raised to lead life of service.

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