Faith Communities Stand in Solidarity against Hate

On Saturday, October 27 a gunman entered the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania, where he shot and killed 11 worshippers.  The shooting occurred only a few days after a white man murdered a black man and woman at a Kroger store in Jeffersontown, Kentucky. A week after the fatal synagogue shooting, members [...]

Ebony Bishops’ Statement on Racism

Ebony Bishops’ Statement to the Council of Bishops and the People Called United Methodists on the Resurgence of Racism in the United States Adopted by Council of Bishops on November 6, 2018 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,       because he has anointed me      to bring good news to the [...]

Black Theologian Day: Teaching from a Different Cultural Perspective

By Rick Wolcott* “This is a day of learning, engaging, and gaining new perspective,” Bishop Tracy S. Malone told the 75 clergy and laity gathered at Church of the Saviour UMC in Cleveland Heights for Black Theologian Day. “Perspective is how we show up in the world, how we show up in the church.  Perspective [...]