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Violence
A student was killed on school property yesterday after a shootout that wounded a police officer in east Knoxville, TN. United Methodists are trying to find ways to help a school that was already reeling from shooting deaths of four students since January. Photo courtesy of the Holston Conference.

After school shooting, United Methodists grasp for answers

United Methodists in Knoxville, Tennessee where a fatal school shooting happened April 12 are trying to help a school that was already reeling from shooting deaths of four students since January.
Social Concerns
Barbara Talley. Photo courtesy of Hope United Methodist Church.

‘You’ll ruin the neighborhood’

An African American woman recalls instances of racism while she and her husband were searching for housing in the 1950s and 1960s.
Social Concerns
The sign in front of Glendale United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., affirms that we are all one in the eyes of God. The U.S. has seen a rise in anti-Asian harassment and violence since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Steven K. Adair, United Methodist Communications.

Church leaders decry attacks against Asians

Though the motive is still under investigation, United Methodist leaders say the killings at Atlanta area massage parlors took place as violence increases in the U.S. against those of Asian ancestry.