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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.”

Lawson affirms Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter event in Nashville.

The Rev. James Lawson calls Black Lives Matter a religious movement surrounding the families of George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, and others with a ministry of healing and empowerment.

Pastors with a badge advance reform

Pastors on the beach of Traverse Bay

United Methodist police chaplains and pastors who serve in law enforcement discuss what changes might help both officers and the people they serve and protect.

‘Good vibes’ at Wesley at U of M

U of M Wesley Students

  In this Wesley Foundation Highlight, we learn how Wesley at University of Michigan is equipping bold and effective leaders for service to church and community.

Standing in solidarity

Diane Johnson grew up in Detroit during the civil rights era. She now supports young activists.

Joining cop and community

Rev. Dr. Sheron C. Patterson, dubbed by friends a “Police Daugher,’  is a supporter of Black Lives Matter.

Wesley believed Black Lives Matter

Calling himself, “a white, middle-aged man who is an elder in the UMC,” Steve Manskar examines his racial biases.

It’s time to ‘unbless violence’

Civil Rights leader Rev. James Lawson continues to dream and to encourage action toward a nonviolent nation.

Empathy isn’t enough

In his blog, DS Castings, Rev. Bill Haggard calls out white privilege and asserts, “Black Lives Matter.”

Hearts break again

A letter to the Michigan Area and the nation addressing the loss of  life suffered in Dallas, Louisiana and Minnesota.