You can be a change agent in your community even during a pandemic. You can do some things at home or put on a mask, keep a healthy distance, and go out and serve.
National Spanish Heritage Month is a time to examine critical issues for Latinos. “Addressing racism requires more than resolutions and specialized minority ministries,” one retired pastor writes.
The Rev. Gil Caldwell’s death on September 4 follows the passing this year of other giants of the civil rights era — the Rev. Joseph Lowery, the Rev. C. T. Vivian, and Rep. John Lewis.
The following is an open letter to laity from the Association of Annual Conference Lay Leaders (AACLLC). It is a reminder of Jesus’ Great Commandment during this troubled time.
Four civil rights veterans encourage people of faith to get involved. Panelists speak out for justice during a United Methodist town hall with the theme, “Seasoned leaders discuss dismantling racism.”
Rev. Glenn Wagner asserts, “It can be fruitful to approach today’s challenges with guidance from Methodism’s visionary founder, John Wesley.”
Like everything else in this summer of 2020, Independence Day will not be observed in the usual ways. Take this opportunity to pray for God’s people and their leaders.
The struggle for God’s justice may be long but, says the Rev. John Hice, “This is not an excuse to put it off and abide injustices for even a minute.”
“We bicycle forward. Nothing is standing still,” says Michigan Lay Leader Anne Soles. She surveys the changes taking place in the church and the nation.
The Michigan Conference Board of Justice invites Michigan United Methodists to gather for prayer, reflection, and a call to action in solidarity with nation-wide protests for racial justice. Watch live on facebook.com/miumc or on register to watch on ZOOM: http://ow.ly/LuHS50A0e2J.