“The sanctity of our sacred spaces should never be violated, and this calls into question our administration’s respect for communities of faith and for God’s people” — Bishop LaTrelle Easterling of the United Methodist Church
Pittsburgh United Methodist bishop helps launch anti-racism effort
#New and just in: Methodist church members are being asked to take certain precautions, but Res. Bishop Holston has not advised the cancellation of worship services yet.
Jarena Lee was the first ordained African American woman preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in 1819. Initially women ministers were banned in the A.M.E. Church, but founder Bishop Richard Allen authorized Lee after hearing her preach. #HiddenHerstory
Richard Allen was elected the first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church#otd in 1816. Born enslaved in Philadelphia in 1760, Bishop Allen founded the A.M.E. denomination and the Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church in 1794. #BlackFaith #APeoplesJourney
Western district of Methodist church elects openly gay bishop despite denomination's ban on same-sex relationships.
United Methodist Church Elects First Openly Gay Bishop, In Defiance Of Church Rules