Gilbert  Caldwell

Gilbert Caldwell

Gilbert Caldwell is a retired United Methodist minister and lifelong activist in the Civil Rights Movement from the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer to the 1968 Poor People's March. He is author of numerous books and blogs on social justice, including his latest, Something Within. Gil served several historic Black churches in the Northeast, including Union Methodist in Boston and St. Mark’s in Harlem. He has served as Associated General Secretary to the General Commission on Religion and Race, and as Executive Director of the Ministerial Interfaith Association of Harlem. Gil helped found several organizations on the forefront of erasing bigotry within the church, including Black Methodists for Church Renewal, the National Conference of Black Churchmen, and United Methodists of Color for a Fully Inclusive Church, which works toward equality in ordaining Methodist ministers who are gay or lesbian. He served as a national board member of PFLAG, and is a co-founder of Truth in Progress.