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Woodie W. White Endowment Fund for Racial Justice

The General Commission on Religion and Race proudly celebrates the Woodie W. White Endowment Fund for Racial Justice. Now those who have a passion for the mission and ministry of the General Commission on Religion and Race can ensure its vital future through this permanent fund. The Woodie W. White Fund for Racial Justice will now give you the opportunity to ensure long-term financial stability for our core ministries. Woodie W. White has served as Bishop of the United Methodist Church for the Indiana area since 1992. Born in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood in the 1930’s, Bishop White came up from a troubled youth to become one of the most respected religious leaders in America. After graduation from Boston University School of Theology in 1961, he was a pastor in Worcester, Massachusetts and Detroit, Michigan at the height of the Civil Rights movement. In the early 60’s he was arrested in Jackson, Mississippi and fined a thousand dollars for trying to worship at Saint Luke’s Methodist Church—where almost three decades later he was to be a guest preacher. Bishop White served for 15 years as General Secretary of the General Commission on Religion and Race, and in 1996-97, he was President of the Council of Bishops for the United Methodist Church. Bishop White is the author of three books, including Racial Transition in the Church, Confessions of a Prairie Pilgrim and Conversations of the Heart.

If you would like more information on how to give to this ministry through your estate plan, contact us at (615) 369 - 2382 or info@umcdevelopmentcenter.org.