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CONAM members join Philly’s Standing Rock protest

CONAM members join Philly’s Standing Rock protest

By Verna Colliver Mni Wiconi, “Water is Life,” was the mantra chanted by a block-long group of over a thousand supporters of the Native American tribes protesting efforts to build… Read more

Latino ministry offers food, faith and the gift of music

Latino ministry offers food, faith and the gift of music

By John W. Coleman Casa del Pueblo, the Latino Ministry of Lehman UMC in Hatboro, served more than 140 people, including dine-in and take-out orders, at its International Dinner on… Read more

Aztec dancers at Oceti: Aztec dancers at Oceti Sakowin Camp, near Cannon Ball, ND.

Standing up for Standing Rock Sioux land, water rights

By John W. Coleman Thousands of people, including members of over 250 Native American tribes, have gathered at a camp site near Cannon Ball, N.D., to join the growing protest… Read more

Long-detained immigrant families in PA arouse concern, protests

Long-detained immigrant families in PA arouse concern, protests

By John W. Coleman In the throes of the nation’s broken immigration system, dozens of Central American families seeking asylum from violence at home have been languishing at a detention… Read more

Annual Conference learns about breaking down dividing walls

Annual Conference learns about breaking down dividing walls

The two main featured speakers at The United Methodist Church’s Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference in June set a tone that was healing and harmonious, like the Apostle Paul’s good news… Read more

Pictured at Wharton-Wesley United Methodist Church are Senior Pastor Rev. Eric W. Carr, Jr., (far left front row in red shirt) and the Rev. David W. Brown, Deacon (center in gray “Batman” shirt) as they strike a superhero pose with neighborhood children with whom they work in their community ministry there.

Study reveals burdens of Phila. nonprofits with black leadership

The Philadelphia African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) recently published a comparative research study on the uniquely critical role African American-led nonprofit service agencies play and the challenges they face in… Read more

Phila. African-American Leadership Forum

Resources for nonprofits serving black communities

A matter of black and white? By the Rev. David W. Brown* Recently I was honored to have led an effort by the Philadelphia African American Leadership Forum (PAALF) —… Read more

NEJ Bishops urge response to racism, recent violence

NEJ Bishops urge response to racism, recent violence

Statement by the NEJ College of Bishops of The United Methodist Church Delivered by Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball to the Opening Session of the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference,  July 13, 2016 As… Read more

CONAM chair Carlisle’s buried children on Memorial Day

CONAM chair visits Carlisle’s buried children on Memorial Day

Sandra Cianciulli, who chairs the Eastern PA Conference’s Committee on Native American Ministry (CONAM), is featured in two recent newspaper articles about the Memorial Day pilgrimage she and others make… Read more

Korean women’s choir blesses tri-lingual worship service

Korean women’s choir blesses tri-lingual worship service

Lighthouse Korean UMC in Glenside welcomed the multi-talented Trinity Women’s Choir of South Korea for an extraordinary worship celebration in three languages—Korean, English and American Sign Language (ASL). They gathered… Read more