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 [...]

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 [...]