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The Council of Bishops invites the people of The UMC to a season of introspection and self-examination. Together this Lent, we will confess and fast from the sin of racism, discrimination, oppression, and exclusion and feast on the beauty and blessing of the diversity of God’s Church.
Each week of Lent and every day of Holy Week, a United Methodist Bishop will offer a short devotion. These times of reflection will challenge and inspire us to follow Jesus through the wilderness, alienation, betrayal, and even death. Along the way, we will confront the sin of racism, renew our faith, and remember the promise of Easter—that redemption, reconciliation, and liberation is possible.
In 2020, the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church vowed to focus intently on dismantling racism in the church and the world. This Lenten devotional series is another step in the journey of repentance, reconciliation and action in which we invite the whole church to participate.
View the collection of other Bishops' Lenten Devotionals from this season.
Bishop Tracy S. Malone
Resident Bishop to the
East Ohio Conference
Executive Secretary to the Bishop
Rev. Ed Peterson
Executive Assistant to the Bishop
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