UM activist for justice dies

Anne Ewing, 78, a longtime, active member of First UMC of Germantown and a recipient of its Racial and Social Justice Award, died of cancer March 17. She was a teacher and activist who labored to improve public education, health care, immigration justice and race relations. Through the Methodist Association for Social Action she pushed for the church to support progressive causes, such as LGBT equality and inclusion within the denomination. A full feature article about Ewing appears online in the March 21 edition of www.philly.com.