The Central Jurisdiction is the way the Methodist Church, from 1939 – 1968, practiced segregation. All Methodist African American conferences and local churches were placed in this Jurisdiction. This ensured the separation of whites and blacks at all levels, except at the very highest. But since the ending of that jurisdiction in 1968 and the […]
Timeline: Methodism in Black and White 1758 John Wesley baptizes two “Negro slaves,” at least one woman, thus setting the pattern for receiving people of color into the societies and the church. These two return to Antigua to start the Methodist society in the “new world.” 1760s Anne Schweitzer, a black woman, becomes a founding […]
Retired United Methodist Bishop William Wesley “Bill” Morris died Thursday morning, Jan. 14, having suffered a massive heart attack at home, the Tennessee Conference reported.
The Office of Communications of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) is pleased to announce the launch of MyCallStory.org. This new site is designed to encourage United Methodists around the world to share their story of ministry through short videos. AAMHC encourages it’s constituency to participate in order to ensure that the […]