‘Night Call’ spurred conversations on race in 1960s

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Mission and Ministry
L. Dale Patterson, archivist-records administrator at the United Methodist Commission on Archives and History, examines film, one of thousands of carefully filed items at the agency housed on the campus of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. A 2013 file photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Taking church archives from hi-fi to Wi-Fi

Dale Patterson looks backward and forward as he contemplates retirement from the United Methodist Commission on Archives and History.
Mission and Ministry
An ecumenical gathering to commemorate and celebrate the 450th anniversary of the publication of the Bible in Spanish, known as La Biblia del Oso, which was published by Casiodoro de Reina in 1569, is set for Oct. 27 in San Antonio. Photo by Mike DuBose, El Interprete.

Celebrating the first complete Bible in Spanish

“The Bible of the Bear,” the first complete Bible translation to Spanish, will be celebrated at a ceremony in San Antonio.
Local Church
Kimberly Pitcher-Crago (left) and Ellen Hawes present a liturgical dance during a 2002 service of repentance by Foundry United Methodist Church at Asbury United Methodist Church in Washington. In the 19th century, racial discrimination at Foundry led to the formation of Asbury and later John Wesley AME Zion. File photo © Jay Mallin.

To fight racism, 3 churches reckon with past

Discrimination at a prominent D.C. church led two African American congregations to break away in the 1800s. Now the three are reconnecting.