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) [...]

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 [...]