Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

King’s Unfinished Dream

King’s Unfinished Dream

Martin Luther King, Jr. during the people to people speaking tour in 1966 in Eutaw, Al.,

Where are we now?

The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church (Resolution Nr. 3371) lays out the issue clearly: "In principle, the United States has outlawed racial discrimination; but in practice, little has changed. Social, economic, and political institutions still discriminate, although some institutions have amended their behavior by eliminating obvious discriminatory practices and choosing their language carefully." What does this mean for us, today? 

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Where do we go from here?

Racial justice connects with all four of United Methodist Women's priority areas: economic inequality; criminalization of communities of color; climate justice; and maternal and child health. Below are some resources to learn, reflect and act on these core priorities using a racial justice lens.

Economic Inequality

Criminalization of Communities of Color

Climate Justice

Maternal and Child Health

  • "Childbirth is killing black women in the U.S., and here's why," CNN's coverage of maternal and child health disparities, offers an introduction to this crucial issue and why "black women ... are about three to four times more likely to die of pregnancy or delivery complications than white women."
  • "When the Bough Breaks," a video segment from PBS' Unnatural Causes series, teaches more about the racial disparities in infant mortality rates. (Note: only video excerpts and the transcript of this film are available without purchase.)
  • To learn more about how you can become an advocate for maternal and child health, read the article in response magazine, from the September 2017 issue.

Posted or updated: 3/28/2018 12:00:00 AM
Climate Justice
Criminalization of Communities of Color
Economic Inequaltiy