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Civil Rights Tour Oct. 17-22, 2021

Civil Rights tour includes Edmund Pettus Bridge

A Civil Rights Tour of the South is planned for Oct 17-22, 2021, led by two women from Kalamazoo Westwood United Methodist Church.

Hearing the voices of Baldwin and King

Bishop Bard with two albums of speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr.

In a video shared on January 18, 2021, Bishop David Bard asks the church to listen to the voices of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and James Baldwin and “to other Black and Brown voices that are also calling us forward.” 

Standing in solidarity with Asbury UMC

Michigan in solidarity with Asbury UMC in the nation's capital

The  Anti-Bias Anti-Racism Working Group of The Michigan Conference stands in solidarity with Asbury United Methodist Church in Washington, DC, following the vandalism of their “Black Lives Matter” sign.

More work to be done

James Lawson led the work of the nonviolent movement in the US

Rev. Dr. Kevin Smalls celebrates the work of civil rights giant, Rev. Dr. James Lawson, after reading a comment on Facebook about a white-haired man at the funeral of John Lewis.

United Methodists act against racism

United Methodists joined thousands at a rally on the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King’s death. 

The ‘beloved community’

A young adult missionary serving in Detroit reflects on the Civil Rights Movement … past and present.

Letter to Martin

Bishop Woodie White writes his annual birthday letter to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.