All In God’s Image; A Study in the History of Indigenous Peoples

By Will Fenton-Jones* One of the most troubling stories I have learned as the Conference director of Multicultural Vitality is the story of the Sand Creek Massacre. In 1864 Colonel John Chivington, a Methodist clergyman turned military man, led a massacre that resulted in the death of over 200 Cheyenne and Arapaho, mostly women and [...]

Leading through Crisis; Bishops’ Retreat with Black Clergy Goes Virtual in 2021

By Rick Wolcott* “Being at the retreat is energizing, renewing, cup-filling, and relaxing, all at the same time.” - Rev. Dogba Bass Aldersgate UMC “The retreat is an opportunity for Black clergy to affirm their unique calls and to be affirmed.” - Rev. Gary Henderson United Methodist Communications The Bishops’ Retreat with Black Clergy returned in [...]

Striving Toward an Anti-Racist Community One Person at a Time

By Brett Hetherington* North Olmsted United Methodist Church (North Coast District) is one of many congregations and faith communities across the East Ohio Conference answering the calls of Bishop Tracy S. Malone, the Cabinet and the Extended Cabinet to join with our brothers and sisters across The United Methodist Church in taking a Stand Against [...]