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 [...]

UMW Assembly 2018: The Power of Bold

By Rick Wolcott* Assembly 2018 brought together more than 6,000 people from around the world to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of United Methodist Women and the Power of Bold. “I believe United Methodist Women is as needed today as it’s ever been,” said CEO/General Secretary Harriett Jane Olson.  “This is a time for our own [...]

“No more silence, end gun violence!”

By Rick Wolcott* Resolution 3428 in The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church 2016 urges “congregations to advocate at the local and national level for laws that prevent or reduce gun violence.” The General Board of Church and Society Board of Directors stated at its March 16 meeting that, “Our hearts are broken [...]