Violence

Social Concerns
Barbara Talley. Photo courtesy of Hope United Methodist Church.

‘You’ll ruin the neighborhood’

An African American woman recalls instances of racism while she and her husband were searching for housing in the 1950s and 1960s.
Social Concerns
The sign in front of Glendale United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., affirms that we are all one in the eyes of God. The U.S. has seen a rise in anti-Asian harassment and violence since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Steven K. Adair, United Methodist Communications.

Church leaders decry attacks against Asians

Though the motive is still under investigation, United Methodist leaders say the killings at Atlanta area massage parlors took place as violence increases in the U.S. against those of Asian ancestry.
Mission and Ministry
United Nations peacekeepers from Zambia visit with a family while on patrol in the Central African Republic in February, 2020. Following a volatile presidential election there, United Methodists are offering humanitarian aid to people seeking refuge from armed rebels. File photo by Hervé Serefio, United Nations.

Church helps displaced in Central African Republic

Following a volatile presidential election, United Methodists offer shelter and other humanitarian aid to people seeking refuge from armed rebels.
Violence
The Rev. William B. Lawrence.  Photo by H. Jackson/Southern Methodist University.

What would Jesus tell the US Capitol rioters?

The Rev. William B. Lawrence examines the claims of Scriptural authority by violent protesters who stormed the U.S. Capitol.

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