We, the Bishop and Cabinet of the Holston Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, are appalled at the January 6th assault on the Capitol, Legislators, and the attempt to unravel the fiber of our democracy. As a church and as Christian ...
On Juneteenth (June 19) 2020, bishops of The United Methodist Church announce the launch a multi-level effort to initiate a sustained and coordinated effort to dismantle racism and promote collective action to work toward racial justice. Learn more about this coordinated effort at UMC.org/EndRacism.
We will recognize racism as a sin.
We will 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.
We listen for the voice of Jesus in our private acts of devotion and public acts of worship.
We begin our work by joining hands and hearts to journey side by side.
We seek to be present at the rally, to participate in the conversation, to hear the pain of others, and for opportunities to use our voices for change.
Jesus calls us not only to speak, but to join in the work of liberating the oppressed.