Simulation Sensitizes Participants to the Experience of Poverty

By Rick Wolcott* More than 1.5 million Ohioans, 14% of the State’s population, had incomes in 2017 that were below the poverty line of $24,860 for a family of four, according to data from the Center for American Progress. Using a program recently purchased from the Missouri Community Action Network, the East Ohio Conference (EOC) [...]

Pan Methodist Family of Churches Show We Are One in the Spirit

By Rick Wolcott* Under the theme We Are One in the Spirit, clergy and laity of the Pan Methodist family came together on the first Sunday of Advent for intentional worship and fellowship as a sign of unity and racial harmony among the Methodist family in the State of Ohio and as a witness to [...]

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 [...]