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Study celebrates Black clergywomen

Celebrate Black clergywomen, including Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi

The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Jue and Rev. Jonathan Combs will lead an online study of the book “Pioneer Black Clergywomen” on Thursday evenings in May. Here’s how to purchase the book and register.

Why I gave up my pulpit for Lent

Pastor Linda Stephan did not reach during Lent 2021

During Lent, virtual worship was a tool used by Williamston United Methodist Church to listen to three powerful and prophetic Black preachers in Atlanta and Washington, D.C.

In lament of all this nation’s violence

Violence creates grief

The Rev. Dr. Charles Boayue shares a lesson from Liberia’s history and calls the Church to action against the increasing violence of racism, misogyny, and xenophobia in the United States.

COVID-19 top church story for 2020

Top story of 2020 was COVID-19

When United Methodist communicators around the globe voted on the most significant events in the denomination in 2020, COVID-19 and the grief it has caused was named the top story of the year.

Black United Methodists want changes

Rudy Rasmus and Beyonce

“Each of the ten essayists is saying, ‘See me, hear, me, deal with me.’” That’s what Bishop Gregory Palmer remarks about the new book, “I’m Black. I’m Christian. I’m Methodist.”

Meet Darryl Totty, new leader of CLC

Darryl Totty leads team

The Conference Leadership Council is the place where Michigan’s leaders meet to shape the direction of United Methodist ministry and mission in the state. The Rev. Dr. Darryl Totty is its new chair.

Bishops call for voter participation

Bishops support full voter participation

United Methodist bishops based in the United States support full participation in the coming election in the face of the two viruses, COVID-19 and racism.

Latinos separated by a wall of fear

Latinos are separated physically and spiritually by the border wall between Mexico and US.

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 point of the scissors

The Rev. Sondra Willobee reflects on police and protesters as she re-assembles a pair of kitchen scissors. She says, “We should look for the things that hold us together.”

Civil Rights pioneer dies

Civil rights pioneer Gilbert Caldwell speaking

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.