West Ohio Annual Conference

God’s miracles were abundant at the 43rd Session of the West Ohio Annual Conference, evidenced through the breakthrough spirit, unity and faithfulness of its members. Held at Lakeside Chautauqua, June 10-13, 2012, the focus was global health: eliminating the diseases of poverty.

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The Rev. William B. Lawrence.  Photo by H. Jackson/Southern Methodist University.

When pandemic ends, confusion in church will remain

A former Judicial Council president examines constitutional issues presented by plans for the future of The United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Byron Thomas. Photo courtesy of Ben Hill United Methodist Church

Black father prepares sons for racial injustice

“I have no positive to give you,” one son says. In a commentary, the Rev. Byron Thomas calls on white fathers to teach their sons about racial injustice, too.
The Rev. Christopher P. Momany. Photo by Kristen Schell.

Confronting ridiculous 'logic' of white supremacy

The church must decide between self-justifications for racism and honest claims to justice.