Blogs and Commentary

Mary Brooke Casad. Photo courtesy of Mary Brooke Casad.

From children’s song to church anthem

“We Are the Church” is a song for Pentecost, yet the popular hymn almost didn’t make it into The United Methodist Hymnal.
Sara Jenkins. Photo courtesy of Sara Jenkins.

Chance meeting leads to understanding about reparations

A chance meeting between two women leads a white woman whose ancestors owned a rice plantation to think concretely about reparations.
The Rev. John Oda. Courtesy of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month during pandemic

Blaming and harassment of Asian Americans recalls the World War II internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans, writes the Rev. John Oda.
The Rev. Grace S. Pak. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Pak.

Celebrating Asian/Pacific American heritage

This month offers a chance to counter rising violence and affirm Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders belong in the U.S. and the church.

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