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Voices of the Methodist Central Jurisdiction

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The Central Jurisdiction was a racially segregated body of the Methodist Church from 1939-1968. In this audio slideshow, former members of the jurisdiction discuss its history.

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Religion and Race celebrates 50 years

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Formed as a commission to monitor the church’s integration efforts, the United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race has expanded its inclusion advocacy worldwide.

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50 years on, Central Jurisdiction’s shadow looms

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The union that created The United Methodist Church also abolished its racially segregated institution. That history is a reminder that the church still struggles with race relations.

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Group preaches Christian unity to Congolese women

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Church of Christ in Congo, an ecumenical organization that includes United Methodists, is promoting peace in communities often divided by tribal, ethnic or religious conflicts.

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Mission agency makes King 50th a focus

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Through site visits in Atlanta, drama and worship, directors and staff of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries honor the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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City, rural churches build ‘friendship’ in Congo

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Partnership allows church members to spread the good news while also helping struggling congregation with a new chapel and other needs.

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Judicial Council announces special session

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At the request of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, the church’s top court will hold a special session in May.

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