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.
Religion and Race celebrates 50 years
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.
50 years on, Central Jurisdiction’s shadow looms
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.
Group preaches Christian unity to Congolese women
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.
Mission agency makes King 50th a focus
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.