A native of Puerto Rico, the Rev. Giovanni Arroyo knows firsthand what it’s like to be a minority in America, and that experience informs the way he pursues his mission as The United Methodist Church’s point person on inclusion.
Asian Americans often confront implicit bias in questions like “Where are you really from?” Susan Sungsil Kim has crafted responses to such questions that stand up for her rights while also providing an educational opportunity to those who ask.
The nonviolent activism strategies pioneered by the Rev. James Lawson will be bolstered by an institute at Vanderbilt University named in his honor. The United Methodist pastor will act as “spiritual adviser.”
In 1952, two Black women quietly integrated Scarritt College for Christian Workers in Nashville, Tennessee — two years before segregation in education was ruled unconstitutional. DeLaris Johnson Risher looks back on those days and her long career as an educator and deaconess.