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Daughter honors her mother's pioneering ministry
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Women's History Month is always a celebration I embrace as an African American Woman. I marvel and reflect with heartfelt appreciation on how I feel for the women warriors who have fought and continue to fight for equality and well-deserved recognition. However, this year I am compelled to...

Action Alert: Protect Asylum Rights and Keep Families Together
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“We recognize, embrace, and affirm all persons, regardless of country of origin, as members of the family of God...We oppose immigration policies that separate family members from each other or that include detention of families with children, and we call on local churches to be in...

Foundry UMC pastor addresses vaccine hesitancy
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The Washington National Cathedral is a “house for all people,” according to the Very Rev. Randolph Hollerith, Dean of the Cathedral. He welcomed dozens of people within the walls of the majestic edifice in Washington, D.C., on March 16 for an event designed for faith leaders to show...

BWC's partners in Russia brave a hard winter with faith
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By the Revs. Charles L  Harrell and  Roderick J. Miller In southern Russia, the winter arrived with its legendary force this year.  A single snowfall of over 30 inches (80 cm) collapsed greenhouses in the Krasnodar region, while at Stavropol, gateway city of the...

Racism in Living Color
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Musings on the Eve of March: Bible Study Zoom Bombed on the Last Day of Black History Month. Racism is alive in living Color By Rev. Dr. Lillian C. SmithPastor, Cheverly United Methodist Church February 28, 2021 “Hmph. Hmph. Hmph,” my mother said quietly. We were sitting together...