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 [...]

The Black Church and The Seven Last Words of Jesus

By Rev. Dawan Buie* The Black Church was born in hushed harbors and places away from the seeing eyes of white slave masters so we could express ourselves as we desired. In these gatherings, we could speak to God in our unique ways that were influenced by our African traditions. These gatherings were the roots [...]

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 [...]