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May 4, 2000 Photos

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BISHOP KAMMERER -- Bishop Charlene Kammerer presides over a session of the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference. The conference runs through May 12 at the Cleveland Convention Center. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo numbger gc2kD23, 5/4/00

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BISHOP IVES -- United Methodist Bishop S. Clifton Ives holds aloft a lump of salt to remind General Conference delegates and guests of their vowed intent to "preserve" unity in Christ during a service of repentance for racism within the denomination. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kD22, Accompanies UMNS# GC-019, 5/4/00

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REPENTANCE SERVICE -- Mississippi Conference delegates (from left): Joe W. May, Larry M. Goodpaster and Dora S. Washington sing the closing hymn together during a service of repentance for racism within the United Methodist Church during the denomination's 2000 General Conference in Cleveland. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kD21, Accompanies UMNS#GC-019, 5/4/00

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METHODIST CHOIR OF COPENHAGEN -- The Methodist Choir of Copenhagen, Denmark, sings in the food court area of the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference in Cleveland. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kD20, 5/4/00

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GREETINGS -- African Methodist Episcopal Zion Bishop Clarence Carr (right) shakes hands with (from left): United Methodist Bishops Woodie W. White and S. Clifton Ives and Bruce Robbins, top executive of the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns following a service of repentance for racism at the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kD19, Accompanies UMNS# GC-019, 5/4/00

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BISHOP WHITE -- United Methodist Bishop Woodie White invites delegates and guests of the church's 2000 General Conference to imagine what would happen if all the white people in the audience had become persons of color during an act of repentance for racism within the church. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kD18, Accompanies UMNS# GC-019, 5/4/00

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ACT OF REPENTANCE -- In a service that included the symbolic wearing of sackcloth and ashes, United Methodists confessed to the sin of racism within the denomination during their 2000 General Conference in Cleveland. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kD17, Accompanies UMNS# GC-019, 5/4/00

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'AME FOUNDER' -- Anthony Alexander, a delegate from the Central Pennsylvania Conference, portrays Richard Allen, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church during a service of repentance for racism at the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference in Cleveland. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kD16, Accompanies UMNS# GC-019, 5/4/00

 

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'RICHARD ALLEN' -- Anthony Alexander, a delegate from the Central Pennsylvania Conference, portrays Richard Allen, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church during a service of repentance for racism at the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference in Cleveland. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kD15, Accompanies UMNS# GC-019, 5/4/00

 

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SACKCLOTH AND ASHES -- United Methodist Bishops (from top) William Oden, Alfred Johnson, Arthur Kulah and Robert Morgan offer sackcloth and ashes during a service of repentance for racism at the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference in Cleveland. During the service the church confessed to the sin of racism within the denomination. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin. Photo number gc2kD14, Accompanies UMNS# GC-019, 5/4/00

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TWIRLING -- A dancer from the Edna Duffy Liturgical Dance Company in Shaker Heights, Ohio, twirls on stage during a service of repentance for racism at the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference in Cleveland.  During the service that included the symbolic wearing of sackcloth and ashes, the church confessed to the sin of racism within the denomination. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin. Photo number gc2kD13, Accompanies UMNS# GC-019, 5/4/00

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SACK CLOTH -- Mujinga Kainda (center) of the South Congo Conference receives a strip of sackcloth from Bishop Robert Morgan during a service of repentance for racism at the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference in Cleveland.  During the service that included the symbolic wearing of sackcloth and ashes, the church confessed to the sin of racism within the denomination. At left are Deborah Pritts and Flo Martin. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose. Photo number gc2kD12, Accompanies UMNS# GC-019, 5/4/00

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RECONCILIATION -- Janet Collins (right), a delegate from the Western North Carolina conference, embraces fellow delegate Roberta Blackwell during a service of repentance for racism at the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference in Cleveland.  During the service that included the symbolic wearing of sackcloth and ashes, the church confessed to the sin of racism within the denomination. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose. Photo number gc2kD11, Accompanies UMNS# GC-019, 5/4/00

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IN SONG -- Rhymes Moncure of the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns (left) and Bishop James Thomas sing during a service of repentance for racism at the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference in Cleveland. In the service that included the symbolic wearing of sackcloth and ashes, the church confessed to the sin of racism within the denomination.  A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose. Photo number gc2kD10, Accompanies UMNS# GC-019, 5/4/00

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CELEBRATION -- Participants in a service of repentance for racism at the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference in Cleveland celebrate during worship.  In the service that included the symbolic wearing of sackcloth and ashes, the church confessed to the sin of racism within the denomination. Standing from left are: Bishop Roy Sano, Rhymes Moncure and Byrd Bonner of the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns, Bishop Charlene Kammerer and William McClain, professor at Wesley Theological Seminary. Seated is Bishop James Thomas. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose. Photo number gc2kD09, Accompanies UMNS# GC-019, 5/4/00

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REPENTANCE -- Alice Glenn (right), a reserve delegate from the California-Nevada conference, embraces delegate Angela Brown during a service of repentance for racism at the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference in Cleveland.  During the service that included the symbolic wearing of sackcloth and ashes, the church confessed to the sin of racism within the denomination. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose. Photo number gc2kD08, Accompanies UMNS# GC-019, 5/4/00

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PLENARY HALL -- Plenary sessions of the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference are being held in the Public Auditorium of the Cleveland Convention Center.  The conference runs through May 12.  A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin. Photo number gc2kD07, 5/4/00

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BISHOPS'S EYE VIEW -- Bishops at the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference enjoy a behind-the-scenes view of the plenary hall.  The conference runs through May 12.  A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin. Photo number gc2kD06, 5/4/00

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STOLES PROJECT -- The Shower of Stoles project has gathered stoles from gay, lesbian and bisexual church leaders who have been barred from church service because of their sexual orientation. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2KD05, 5/4/00

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DANISH CHOIR -- The Methodist Choir of Copenhagen, Denmark, sings during the morning worship at the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference.   The conference runs through May 12 at the Cleveland Convention Center. A UMNS photo by John C. Goodwin Photo number gc2kD04, 5/4/00

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HABITAT FOUNDER -- Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity addresses the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference.  The conference runs through May 12 at the Cleveland Convention Center.  A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kD03, 5/4/00

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COPENHAGEN CHOIR -- The Methodist Choir of Copenhagen, Denmark, sings during the morning worship at the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference.   The conference runs through May 12 at the Cleveland Convention Center. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kD02, 5/4/00

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BISHOP BASHORE -- Bishop George W. Bashore gives the sermon during morning worship at the United Methodist Church's 2000 General Conference.  The conference runs through May 12 at the Cleveland Convention Center. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose Photo number gc2kD01, 5/4/00

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