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 [...]

Churches Discuss the Impact of Racism on Life in 2020; Examine Race Through the Lens of the 1619 Project

By Brett Hetherington* We live in a nation of diverse people who struggle to talk about race. Two North Coast District congregations set out to change that during the month of February, which for nearly 100 years has been known as Black History or African American History month, an annual celebration of achievements by African [...]