The change we seek in the world always starts at home. Our vision of how the world can be, and our commitment to what Jesus called the kin-dom of God, are defined in our hearts long before we pick up a sign at a march or write a check.
The crisis of our time provides an opportunity to accept our own culpability for the United States’ original sin: racism. It is systemic. It is pervasive. It bleeds into every structure. It is everywhere, and it is tearing us apart.
Bishop Schnase of the Rio Texas Conference of the UMC strongly encourages churches to continue their current distancing practices, meeting only remotely, until May 31. These recommendations are in line with those from the UCC.