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Anita Campbell. Photo courtesy of Anita Campbell

It’s never too late to do the right thing

Anita Campbell witnessed racism in college in the 1960s South, but stayed mostly quiet about it. The national anti-racism movement of the past year spurred her to speak out and get involved.
Social Concerns
The Rev. Carolyn L. R. Bittner. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Carolyn L.R. Bittner.

‘That's just the way it is.’

A pastor learned about segregation at an early age when she wanted to invite her entire class to her grade-school birthday pool party.
Social Concerns
The Rev. Josephine Whitely-Fields. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Josephine Whitely-Fields

Black clergywomen’s stories offer insights into racism

Women of color continue to encounter obstacles in ministry, but their experiences can also inspire all Christians to be more like Jesus.
Social Concerns
Supporters of President Donald Trump storm into the U.S. Capitol in Washington after clashing with police to protest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by Congress on Jan. 6. Photo by Shannon Stapleton, REUTERS.

Assault on US Capitol dismays United Methodists

Church members both near and far were disturbed by the actions of a mob that forced its way into the Capitol.

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