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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    How the UMC is denouncing racism

    August 28, 2017 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    As a response to the racist events that took place in Charlottesville, August 12-13, 2017, the UMC is taking action. Here are just a few of the ways the UMC has responded to what took place in Charlottesville, VA.

    • They placed a full page ad in The New York Times and USA Today on Aug. 16. Together, these two papers reach about 2 million people.
    • They developed several articles, which cover the incident but also provide help and guidance on various fronts.
    • They created video ad spots on denouncing racism.

    Visit their comprehensive landing page at UMC.org/EmbraceLove that provides up-to-date content on the response from across the church, including resources and helpful tips.

    Also as a response to the Charlottesville attacks, more than 30 United Methodist Bishops have issued statements condemning racism. Many called on United Methodists to pray and stand against hatred of any kind. Click here to read the statements.
     


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 867 local churches and 65 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."