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Views from a Ridge

Cynthia B. Astle

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    Lessons of Hope from the Chaos

    A week of protests against the police killing of George Floyd are a start, but dismantling racism in America will require white people to do the hard work of educating themselves about what people of color face every day. Read more

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    Why Are We Still Meeting in Minneapolis?

    The killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by a Minneapolis police officer demands that The United Methodist Church examine whether it should hold General Conference 2021 there. Read more

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Notable Quotes 


  “I’m worried about black people, like me, getting hurt. Some skin is like chocolate. Some is like vanilla. Some is mixed together like mine. But we’re all people!”

– Nolan Davis, 8, who organized his own Black Lives Matter march in St. Louis, Mo., that drew some 700 people.