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Doing justice, loving mercy for our neighbors

By John W. Coleman When 6-year-old “Mariana” came from Guatemala with her aunt and cousin ­this year to join her mother in Warrington, Pa., she got separated by Immigration and… Read more

CONAM members share highlights of friendship journey

Members of the Eastern PA Conference Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) believe in taking road trips to visit Native friends—whether to the former Indian Industrial School in Carlisle, Pa.,… Read more

Black leaders meet to discuss future of United Methodist Church

CHICAGO – Dozens of key African-American laity, clergy and episcopal leaders met in Chicago on Thursday and Friday to discern and map out the future of the Black Church in… Read more

Latino caucus addresses U.S., UMC conflicts

Racism, gun violence, the immigration crisis and internal clashes in The United Methodist Church were discussed at the 48th annual assembly of the Hispanic-Latino United Methodist caucus Aug. 1-4, in… Read more

Latina pastor to lead Eastern PA’s Latino Ministries

The Rev. Lillian “Luky” Cotto is the Eastern PA Conference’s new part-time Latino Ministries Coordinator, effective August 1. She succeeds the Rev. Brunilda Martinez, who had served in that role… Read more

Conference to address traumatic stress from racism

The “Racism, Post-Traumatic Stress, & Transformation” six-hour workshop, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14, at Simpson House in Philadelphia, has been postponed and rescheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020. The workshop facilitator,… Read more

Eastern PA hires new Latino Ministries coordinator; hosts national Hispanic caucus

The Rev. Lillian “Luky” Cotto is the local pastor and founder of Casa del Pueblo, a busy Hispanic congregation and outreach ministry at Lehman Memorial UMC in Hatboro, Pa. Now she also… Read more

Walking the ‘Good Road’ Together

Our churches celebrate Native American Ministries Sunday By Verna Colliver*  “They never taught us that stuff in school.” That comment was heard after Sherry Wack spoke at the Native American… Read more

BMCR supports higher education, hurricane relief

By the Rev. Shayla L. Johnson* Chairperson, Black Methodists for Church Renewal, Philadelphia Caucus  The Eastern PA Conference caucus that represents African American members and churches has been actively supporting education and… Read more

Advocating for immigration justice, mercy

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