Tag Archives: racial justice

From the Editor (September 2015)

The FBI has defined terrorism as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.” As I sit down to write … Continue reading

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Juneteenth

Two and a half years after U.S. President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, Union army general Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19th, 1865, with news that the enslaved were now free. “The people of Texas are informed that … 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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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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How to Use This Issue (February 2014)

February is Black History Month in the United States. Regardless of your skin color, black history is your history. It’s American history. It’s our history. Let’s celebrate it. This month make racial justice your group’s focus by honoring the work of our black forebears and taking part in the … Continue reading

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The State of the Dream

For the past 11 years,  each Martin Luther King Jr. Day the nonprofit organization United for a Fair Economy releases its State of the Dream report. This year’s report is titled “Healthcare for Whom?” It addresses the status of health in the … Continue reading

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