Category Archives: Racial justice

The Road to Brown v. Board of Education

The June 2015 issue of response features a story on Pauli Murray, civil rights lawyer commissioned by United Methodist Women foremothers to write an analysis of the effect of racial segregation on education. This work, titled States Laws on Race and … Continue reading

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Pauli Murray and the True Story of Courageous Women

The June 2015 issue of response features a brief story on Pauli Murray and her role in United Methodist Women and U.S. history. This video, which debuted at Assembly 2014, tells this story as well. Enjoy!

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How to Use This Issue (February 2015)

This issue goes to print not long after two grand juries chose not to send police officers Darren Wilson or Daniel Pantaleo to trial for killing unarmed black men. Protesters across the country continue to rally not just in memory of Michael Brown and Eric Garner but for the worth … Continue reading

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How to Use This Issue (October 2014)

But he would withdraw to deserted places and pray. Luke 5:16 This issue of response calls us to sustain God’s creation—which includes ourselves. When was the last time you allowed yourself to be awed by something you didn’t understand? When was the last time you said farewell … Continue reading

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From the Editor (October 2014)

It’s October, but this issue goes to press as August closes out a long, warm season filled with hot racially charged incidents with disparate outcomes. In Arizona, white rancher Cliven Bundy and supporters forged an armed resistance in April when Bureau of Land … Continue reading

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This Is Beecher Terrace

At Assembly 2014, thousands of United Methodist Women members marched in solidarity with the Louisville, Ky., community to call for economic  justice. In Louisville, like in many cities and towns throughout the United States, the line that divides the haves and … Continue reading

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From the Editor (June 2014)

“So when they had come together, they asked him, ‘Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?’ He replied, ‘It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. … Continue reading

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