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Latinos separated by a wall of fear

Latinos are separated physically and spiritually by the border wall between Mexico and US.

National Spanish Heritage Month is a time to examine critical issues for Latinos. “Addressing racism requires more than resolutions and specialized minority ministries,” one retired pastor writes.

The point of the scissors

The Rev. Sondra Willobee reflects on police and protesters as she re-assembles a pair of kitchen scissors. She says, “We should look for the things that hold us together.”

God bless the boy in the canoe

Kayak meets canoe on Platte River

The Rev. Jack Harnish and friend enjoy a Sunday morning trip on the Platte River. An eight-year-old boy in a canoe with his grandparents shared words “that will stick with me,” Jack says.

Panelists urge action on race issues

James Lawson in Washington, one of four panelists in town hall.

Four civil rights veterans encourage people of faith to get involved. Panelists speak out for justice during a United Methodist town hall with the theme, “Seasoned leaders discuss dismantling racism.”

Join in prayer for Korean peace

Korean flags

2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War. A young immigrant expresses her earnest hope that there will no longer be a border between the north and the south.

More work to be done

James Lawson led the work of the nonviolent movement in the US

Rev. Dr. Kevin Smalls celebrates the work of civil rights giant, Rev. Dr. James Lawson, after reading a comment on Facebook about a white-haired man at the funeral of John Lewis.

Viewers of Virtual 2020 AC share

Winnie the Pooh was among viewers of 2020 AC.

For the past five months, Zoom has become a tool used by United Methodists across The Michigan Conference. Pastors and parishioners have worshiped together over Zoom. Meetings have been held and training sessions attended with the help of that app. But Annual Conference by Zoom? It was a concept that stretched the imagination, until it… Continue Reading Viewers of Virtual 2020 AC share

What Would Wesley Think?

John Wesley statue in Savannah, GA, GA

Rev. Glenn Wagner asserts, “It can be fruitful to approach today’s challenges with guidance from Methodism’s visionary founder, John Wesley.”

Virtual views on AC 2020

Views of conference given by Mark Doyal

Hundreds of persons saw Communication Director Mark Doyal’s face on Monday morning, July 27, as he welcomed viewers to the virtual plenary hall. Here are some of their views of the online experience.

Anybody here seen my old friends

Friends remembered as saints

The Rev. John Harnish couldn’t get this song out of his head as it sparked memories of friends who now belong to the history of Michigan Methodism.