Special Edition: Black History Month
Did you know we have a United Methodist Church ad dropping in a special edition of USA Today on 2/2/15? Rethink Church believes in encouraging conversations that build understanding and inspire reconciliation. Find out how to get social media banners to use and find content around race relations.
In 1968, Del Sheilds hosted a United Methodist produced radio talk show called Night Call. The church sought to ease tension after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, so people could call into the show and share their thoughts on race relations. Rethink Church worked with General Commission on Archives and History to develop this ad that will be in a special edition of USA Today on 2/2/15. Learn more about Night Call and listen to episodes at rethinkchurch.org/nightcall. Whether on a call-in radio show in the 60s or on Rethink Church social media platforms today, United Methodists have always encouraged compassionate discussion to help us rethink our perceptions, break down walls and reach across the divides. That's putting beliefs into action. That's Church.
Rethink Church believes we should carry on the path that Night Call started by continuing to have groundbreaking conversations on race. Our hope is to encourage conversations that build understanding and inspire reconciliation. Here is some content that you can use in your churches to begin the discussion. http://rethinkchurch.org/articles/conversations-on-race
If your church would like to have social media banners with images of this USA today ad, during Black History Month, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.