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BMCR focuses on separation plans, leadership views

Much of the annual meeting of the African American caucus of The United Methodist Church focused on major changes being proposed to the now-delayed General Conference, as well as the views of black church leaders…

Conference to address traumatic stress from racism

By John W. Coleman The United Methodist Church’s Eastern PA Conference will offer an unusual workshop to address a timely topic that concerns many people of color in today’s highly… Read more

Black UM leaders explore various GC2020 proposals

By John W. Coleman More than 600 African American United Methodists from around the Northeastern Jurisdiction convened Jan. 11 in Philadelphia to learn about controversial changes being proposed to the… Read more

Haciendo justicia, amando la misericordia para nuestros vecinos

Por John W. Coleman Cuando “Mariana” de 6 años vino de Guatemala con su tía y primo este año para encontrarse con su mamá en Warrington, Pa., fue separada por… Read more

Doing justice, loving mercy for our neighbors

By John W. Coleman Spanish translation: Haciendo justicia, amando la misericordia para nuestros vecinos When 6-year-old “Mariana” came from Guatemala with her aunt and cousin ­this year to join her… 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

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