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  • North Charleston Refugee Welcome

    Photo Courtesy of Gretchen Scronce

    Refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo greeted by volunteers at Charleston International Airport

    North Charleston United Methodist Church members and other volunteers gathered at Charleston International Airport recently to welcome a family of seven from the Democratic Republic of Congo — a mother, father and five children ranging in age from 18 months to 10 years. The family are the first refugees to resettle in the Charleston area since a federal judge blocked President Trump's executive order suspending the entry into the United States of refugees worldwide, reported Deana Pan of the Post and Courier. Ms. Pan quoted the Rev. Wendy Hudson-Jacoby, pastor of North Charleston United Methodist Church: "We’re just gonna be their family because they come here obviously leaving all of their family behind." more

  • 'Conversations on Race' Groups Plan for Future

    United Methodists in and around Springfield, Ill., are working with other people of faith and civic leaders to hold community conversations about racial issues. more