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Appeal to Shut Down Berks Family Detention Center

“We oppose immigration policies that separate family members from each other or that include detention of families with children.” (Social Principles, ¶162.H)  Read more

CONAM gathering to learn about missing, murdered Native women

The Eastern PA Conference Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) will sponsor its annual Spring worship service, along with a light supper and fellowship, at Camp Innabah on Sunday, April… Read more

Elouise Cobell: Native leader took the U.S. to court and won

By Sherry Wack* Most people know about the Trail of Tears, the forced removal of Native Americans from their traditional homes in the Eastern U.S. Actually, there were many Trails… Read more

Black History Month Reflection: Tale of Two Postal Workers

By Bishop Peggy Johnson On a recent broadcast of “Travel with Rick Steves”(NPR – January 12, 2019) this travel expert interviewed Calvin Alexander Ramsey, who authored a children’s book titled… Read more

The International Year of Indigenous Languages

The United Nations has declared that 2019 is the “International Year of Indigenous Languages.” (Check it out on www.en.iyil2019.org). Studies have shown…  Read more

Eastern PA’s Call to Action efforts moving from talk to action

In its 2018 Call to Action* report to the Northeastern Jurisdiction Vision Table and Episcopacy Committee, the Eastern PA Conference reports recent strides and next steps that suggest real movement… Read more

Apply for Whites Confronting Racism training by Jan. 15

“Racism is probably the greatest evil we face in our society.” That view is expressed by one eager applicant for the new Whites Confronting Racism training series the Eastern PA Conference will… Read more

UMs support sojourners seeking asylum

As “caravans” of several thousand Central American asylum-seekers join thousands more undocumented immigrants in their persistent quest for U.S. residency, many religious groups, among them United Methodists, are on the… Read more

Helping Puerto Rico Rise Again Love Offering Oct. 14

Our conference’s Helping Puerto Rico Rise Again month-long love offering ends this Sunday, Oct. 14, along with National Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to October 15)  As we continue to… Read more

History Revisited

Every October when I was in grade school we sang the same song: “In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” I learned about this brave sailor, who challenged the thinking of the time that the earth was flat…  Read more