Churches and conferences across the denomination continue to speak out against racial violence and prejudice, especially after the events in Charlottesville on August 12.
A Rally to End Racism
April 4, 2018, is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. The National Council of Churches is planning a rally on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on that day.
For more information, please check the website rally2endracism.org.
Where: At sites across Washington, DC, including the Lincoln Memorial and the National Mall
When: April 3-5, 2018
From our Bishop:
- Further Reflection on Charlottesville
- Bishop Lewis issues statement in response to Charlottesville events
Bishop Lewis will hold a Convocation on Race and Reconciliation on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
Bishop Lewis has called a convocation on Race and Reconciliation on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Annandale United Methodist Church. It will begin with registration and a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and end with Communion at 3:45 p.m. Lunch will be served.
The convocation will empower participants to become life-long learning disciples who will be able to conduct the difficult conversations we all need to have related to issues of racial division, justice, and God’s call to ministries of reconciliation and peace. Learn More
From Alexandria District Superintendent, Jeff Mickle
From Around the Conference and the Denomination
- First Hand Accounts: First UMC Charlottesville
- Witness and Invitation from the Southeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops meeting in Atlanta, GA, Aug.17, 2017
- Latino Clergy Caucus responds to Aug. 12 violence in Charlottesville
- Lake Junaluska Statement on Racism