“Enough is enough!” Students Protest to Change Gun Control Laws

By Rick Wolcott* “Alyssa Alhadeff, student, age14 Scott Beigel, teacher, age 35 Martin Duque Anguiano, student, age 14” Outside Berea-Midpark High School, one by one the names were read of the 17 people killed during the Valentine’s Day shooting inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Berea-Midpark students joined thousands of others from [...]

Church Offers Help and Hope in Fight Against Opiate Addiction

By Rick Wolcott* The Addiction Policy Forum reports that 144 people died in the United States every day in 2016 from a drug overdose. “This is an epidemic unlike any other,” said Elaine Georgas, executive director of the Alcohol and Drug Addictions Services (ADAS) Board of Lorain County.  “If more than 52,000 Americans died last [...]

Promoting the Understanding of a Black Theological Perspective

Black Theologian Day is October 14 By Will Jones* The late Bishop James S. Thomas initiated the first Black Theologian Day, during his time as episcopal leader of the East Ohio Conference, to promote the understanding of a Black theological perspective to a primarily Caucasian denomination in the United States. All East Ohio Conference clergy [...]