Women in Mission: a Protestant Tradition


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Mission and Ministry
Kellie D. Brown is the author of “The Sound of Hope: Music as Solace, Resistance and Salvation During the Holocaust and World War II.” She discusses the book while seated in front of a stained-glass depiction of Jesus at First Broad Street United Methodist Church in Kingsport, Tenn., where she is a member. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

An academic journey turns spiritual

Telling the stories of Jewish musicians who tried to bring hope to Nazi Germany concentration camps and ghettos has led musician Kellie D. Brown in a new direction. She’s training for the ministry.
Mission and Ministry
Maina, a 4-year-old who was abandoned, carries cooking oil and a mask received from the Homeless Compassion Ministry, an initiative of the Nairobi District of The United Methodist Church. The COVID-19 pandemic has created additional challenges for women and children living on the streets in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Homeless ministry offers compassion in Kenyan slums

Along with receiving shelter, food, clothing and medical attention, vulnerable children and youth find love and understanding.
Racism
The Rev. Chenda Innis Lee discusses anonymous letters criticizing her appearance that she received from among the congregation at Fairlington United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Va., where she serves as associate pastor.

Virginia church contemplates racism in the ranks

Anonymous letters criticizing the appearance of its African associate pastor have led to self-reflection for a Virginia congregation and a “Do No Harm” campaign seeking changes in The United Methodist Church.