Remembrance, Repentance and Restoration: Denomination Returns Entrusted Land to the Wyandot/te Nation

Becca Roller stood proudly on the corner of Fourth Street and Walker Street. Smiling, with tears streaming down her cheeks, she clapped as the procession of hundreds made its way from John Stewart United Methodist Church to the Mission Church and cemetery one-mile away. “I think that today was a long time coming,” she told [...]

Blanket Exercise Raises Awareness of Painful Native American History

By Brett Hetherington* There is an old adage that states: “Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” Over the years this adage has proven to be true in America, especially when it comes to how minority groups are treated. Firestone Park United Methodist Church (Canal District) hosted the KAIROS Blanket [...]

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) [...]