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People of color to seek insights, remedies to racial trauma

By John W. Coleman The Rev. R. Dandridge Collins, Ph.D., will help people of color from the Eastern PA Conference unveil the often hidden trauma experienced from racism and seek… Read more

DACA Dreamers to share their stories, Oct. 31

Meet and learn about DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) immigrants, known as Dreamers, through a virtual encounter with several of them on Saturday, Oct. 31, 10 to 11:30 AM, on Zoom. That’s… Read more

Latino Commission continues lay training classes on Zoom

The Eastern PA Conference Latino Commission has moved its lay theological education program online since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the end of in-person classes. Its popular classes resume this Saturday,… Read more

Support urged for new law giving driver licenses to undocumented immigrants

At least five Eastern PA Conference congregations are supporting a new advocacy campaign calling for valid Pennsylvania driver’s licenses to be made available to undocumented immigrants. That humanitarian campaign for… Read more

Celebrando Nuestra Hispanidad*

By the Rev. Lilian “Luky” Cotto, Eastern PA Conference Coordinator of Latino Ministries** As a Guatemalan native, I rejoice in sharing a little about the great annual celebration of our… Read more

Bishop’s Blog: Say the Name

While marching in a peaceful protest this spring there were many people carrying signs bearing the names of African Americans who had died…

Bishop urges support for welcoming refugees in 2021

Bishop Minerva Carcaño, leader of the California Nevada Conference and Chairwomen of the UM Council of Bishops’ Immigration Task Force, has sent a letter to her fellow bishops appealing for… Read more

Conference’s ever-evolving Dismantling Racism trainings go online

By John W. Coleman The Eastern PA Conference’s primary anti-racism training program for clergy and lay leadership has been through numerous changes in over two decades of operation; and now… Read more

Meet our missionaries through virtual visits on Zoom

Meet Luky Cotto and other missionaries supported by our conference The Eastern PA Conference has one UMC Board of Global Ministries missionary working here; and we can get to know… Read more

‘Fight for Floyd’ groups seek remedies to racial injustice

By John Coleman Nearly 300 participants joined an Eastern PA Conference video-conference on Zoom June 1 seeking ways to “Fight for Floyd,” following the brutal, racist killing of George Floyd… Read more