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Multi-ethnic dialogue: listen first

multi-ethnic church holds baptism in Ohio

Multi-ethnic communication begins by actively listening to the different voices and experiences in your church and community.

Taking the next faithful steps

Taking steps against racism

The road to a just society in America stretches before us. Bishop David Bard encourages all to take faithful steps in working against racism, while walking the road with Christ. 

CLC confronts racism

CLC asks people take steps against racism

On Thursday, June 18, 2020, the Michigan Conference Leadership Council (CLC) released a statement of commitment to address systemic and personal racism.

Michigan COAAM makes statement

COAAM celebrates global movement

COAAM, the Committee on African American Ministries of The Michigan Conference, celebrates the “continued movement toward change” taking place across the country and around the world.

The long, meandering trek

Moses starts a long journey from Egypt

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.” 

Conference called to antiracist action

Antiracist witness at Detroit Central UMC

The Cabinet and the Board of Justice, leaders in The Michigan Conference, offer witness and resources to help local churches prepare for persistent antiracist action in communities across the state.

Owning the disaster of racism

agree to combat racism

The Rev. Benton Heisler lifts the mission of The Michigan Conference as a means of aligning attention and resources in the long-haul battle against racism.

Resources for a time of lament

Man in lament and grief

“A passionate expression of grief or sorrow.“ Christian tradition gives us the practice of lament. Here are resources to use in corporate worship, small groups, or individual prayer time.

Prophets, pastors, politics, & pandemics

Jesus had a heart for justice and politics

In this month’s Joyful Journey blog, Bishop David Bard, with heart broken open, talks about the appropriate place of politics in our decision making about coronavirus and actions against racism.

Prayerdemic set for Memorial Day

Participate in Prayerdemic on May 25

Bishop David Bard is among those signing an open letter to unite Christians in Greater Lansing across racial and ethnic divides. Join a Facebook Live Prayerdemic at noon on May 25.

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