Personal Stories

Social Concerns
Richard F. Hicks. Photo courtesy of the author.

Caught in a twilight zone of change

Even after the passage of civil rights laws, a white teen found change slow to come in the rural South of the 1970s.
Global Health
The Rev. Kristine Marshall of Bethel United Methodist Church in Anderson, Ind., spent her time at the Breaking Barriers Global AIDS Conference creating three canvases to represent the process of breaking free from the stigma of living with HIV/AIDS and living your fullest life. Photo by Crystal Caviness, United Methodist Communications.

Message at HIV/AIDS event: ‘Say the words’

Reducing stigma of HIV/AIDS means talking about it frankly in church and community settings, reaching out to those living with the disease.

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