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Q&A with Maurita Bowie of GCORR January 15, 2015

  In the following commentary, GCORR Executive Assistant Maurita Bowie discusses race relations and racial profiling and their impact on her life and the lives of her children. Q: You’re

Race and Ethnicity
Selma: More than a Movie January 7, 2015

For one retired United Methodist pastor, the movie “Selma” offers a chance to remember his participation in the Selma to Montgomery March By The Rev. Gillbert H. Caldwell My family

Race and Ethnicity
Christmas Around the World December 17, 2014

By M. Garlinda Burton The 2014 Advent season is particularly challenging for many of us who are dismayed and, yes, even angry about the seemingly widening chasm between people of

Vital Conversations
“If I Were…” December 16, 2014

Perspectives on Hope By The Rev. Dr. Jerome DeVine   
Have you ever been an actor or actress in stage theatre productions?  Or perhaps you love reading a novel and

Race and Ethnicity
My Story of Healing November 26, 2014

The only way to find some catharsis and hope for healing is to share painful experiences. By Rev. Tim McClendon My father, who had an eighth grade education and came

Race and Ethnicity
Promoting Healing Relationships November 24, 2014

United Methodist Native Americans and others unite to promote healing, reconciliation By M. Garlinda Burton As we remember this month the heritage and contributions of Native Americans to our church

Vital Conversations
Native Americans Share Struggles, Hopes November 13, 2014

Save a language, and you can save a people. Tamara Wilson, a United Methodist and member of the Yuchi people, shared that message with bishops and other denominational leaders during

Intercultural Competency Race and Ethnicity
Methodists Seek Repentance in Sand Creek November 10, 2014

By M. Garlinda Burton The U.S. Thanksgiving holiday is the most traveled, most widely celebrated holiday of the year. Its observance transcends religious, racial, generational, and cultural differences, with family,

Vital Conversations
Erin Hawkins on Ferguson: We Need Vital Conversations October 7, 2014

The Rev. F. Willis Johnson. Photo courtesy of Akyiah Phillips.    GCORR General Secretary Erin Hawkins was quoted in an article about the struggles in Ferguson, Mo. In the article,

Vital Conversations
Fostering Intercultural Competency with GCORR September 29, 2014

Members of the General Commission on Religion and Race’s (GCORR) Board of Directors met in Washington, D.C., Sept. 24-27, for their fall retreat and board meeting. Invited guests included general

CORR Action Fund Intercultural Competency
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