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Dismantling Racism: A Service of Lament

During a service of lament, United Methodists address racial injustice in the world with repentance and a commitment to actively work to dismantle racism. Bishop Ough, Minnesota clergy, and other bishops and United Methodists from across the denomination participated as worship leaders. 

Hear God's call to join in the work of dismantling racism and pressing on to freedom for all. Bulletin available at Use this service with your local congregation to begin to pray, discuss, and act to end racism. 

Join the townhall meeting on July 1 at noon on CDT. The Council of Bishops, the General Commission on Religion and Race, the General Board of Church and Society and United Methodist Women invite you to join a Town Hall conversation here at where we will take a deep dive into the true (and sometimes suppressed!) history of our nation and church. Learn more

United Methodists Stand Against Racism: We recognize racism as a sin. We commit to challenging unjust systems of power and access. We will work for equal and equitable opportunities in employment and promotion, education and training; in voting, access to public accommodations, and housing; to credit, loans, venture capital, and insurance; to positions of leadership and power in all elements of our life together; and to full participation in the Church and society.  Access resources here


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