In response to the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, the Council of Bishops of the UMC and the College of Bishops of our Northeastern Jurisdiction have released powerful statements decrying the racist systems in our country and outlining next steps to address ongoing racial injustices "with even more urgency and passion." We strongly encourage you to read each statement and consider what your personal next steps may be:

UMC Council of Bishops statement: https://www.unitedmethodistbishops.org/files/websites/www/pdfs/cob+statement+on+racism+-+june+8+final.pdf
Pastoral Letter from the Northeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops: https://www.epaumc.org/news-information/northeastern-jurisdiction/2020/06/pastoral-letter-from-the-nej-college-of-bishops/