Mahoning Valley Church Leaders Speak Out Against Racism

The community was invited to Poland UMC on July 26 to hear religious leaders from across the Mahoning Valley share their powerful personal Stories of Racism in the Valley. Following the rally, those present had the opportunity to register to vote and to sign up for classes led by the Greater Youngstown Community Dialogue on [...]

EOC Laity and Clergy Support the Anti-Racism Commitment Signed by Bishop Tracy S. Malone and the Extended Cabinet

More than 700 East Ohio Conference laity and clergy have signed a Covenant to Resist Racism to show their support for the May 28 Anti-Racism Commitment signed by Bishop Tracy S. Malone and the Extended Cabinet “as an act of repentance for our silence in the face of the racially motivated brutality that is pervasive throughout the [...]

Peace with Justice Walk is a Public Witness of What it Means to be the Body of Christ

By Rick Wolcott* “We who believe in freedom cannot rest. We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes.” Many of the more than 200 people who participated June 7 in the 8.46-mile Peace with Justice Walk both began and ended the walk singing these words from Ella’s Song, written by Dr. Bernice Johnson [...]