Racism

Social Concerns
United Methodist Bishops Bruce R. Ough and LaTrelle Easterling stand in solidarity during the national rally to end racism, a Drumbeat for Justice Silent Walk from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial to the National Mall on April 4, 2018. Bishop Easterling is among church leaders in Baltimore urging United Methodists to resist “reactionary responses” to President Donald Trump’s tweets disparaging the city. File photo by Kathy L. Gilbert, UMNS.

Church leaders affirm Baltimore after tweets

Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling and the Rev. Wanda Bynum Duckett speak of city’s complexity, creativity and resilience.
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.
Violence
People gather for an interfaith prayer vigil at Sixth Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh following a mass shooting at the city's Tree of Life synagogue. Photo by the Rev. Dawn Hand.

United Methodists speak out in wake of synagogue shooting

United Methodists contemplate the proper response to a deadly shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue.

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