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GCAH offers historical perspectives for recent UMC Town Hall on racism

Featured GCAH offers historical perspectives for recent UMC Town Hall on racism

Days before July 4, 2020, a day when many in the United States reflect on our nation's history, The United Methodist Church held the first town hall conversation in the Resource UMC 'Dismantling Racism: Pressing on to Freedom' series. As many wrestle with how we can most faithfully understand and interpret the realities of this present moment, 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.


This Town Hall conversation explores the history of racism in the United States and The United Methodist Church. Featured are the GCAH General Secretary, Rev. Alfred T. Day III and GCAH Commissioner vice-chair and author of 'Black People in the Methodist Church,' the Rev. Dr. Bobby McClain.


The panel also includes moderator Erin Hawkins, General Secretary of the General Commission on Religion and Race. and panelists Dr. Lisa Dellinger, a pastor with the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference of the United Methodist Church and expert in racism, the Doctrine of Discovery, and the history of Native American Peoples; and Dr. Alison Greene, an expert in United States religious history.