UMC Town Hall: Dismantling Racism

July 01, 2020

The upcoming July 4th holiday has many of us in the United States thinking about our nation's history.

What does it mean to celebrate the Fourth of July when we haven't yet realized #JusticeForBreonna?

How can we sing about the "land of the free" when we still hear George Floyd crying out for his mama?

Many of us are wrestling with how we can most faithfully understand and interpret the realities of this present moment, both for ourselves and for our congregations.

From pulpits and pews, we pray and hope for a yet-unrealized future where Black lives matter as much to our nation's decision-makers—and to each person of faith—as they do to our almighty God.

In the midst of this vital work of reckoning with the present and reimagining the future, we extend to you an invitation to be like the Sankofa bird: to look back, even as we move forward.

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 on July 1 at, where we will take a deep dive into the true (and sometimes suppressed!) history of our nation and church.

Watch Wednesday's town hall below:

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