United Methodist Women speak out against extrajudicial killings of people of color and vigilante killing of police

With renewed urgency, United Methodist Women repeats its call for an end to the criminalization of communities of color in the United States in the wake of the most recent shooting deaths of two African American men during police encounters in two different U.S. cities and the killing of five police officers by a vigilante sniper in a third city during what started as peaceful protests against those shootings.

Ecumenical conference on the Virgin Mary

The Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary USA [ESBVM USA] will hold a conference on “Mary in Scripture” at Mount St. Mary College in Newburgh, New York, on August 4, 5 and 6. The meeting is open to all interested people, including scholars, those in ministry, and parishioners.