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


Notable Quotes 

 President Barack Obama“[I]t doesn’t matter how much money you make if everyone around you is hungry and sick…. [O]ur society and democracy only works when we think not just about ourselves, but about each other.”

– Former President Barack Obama, speaking to 2020 high school graduates at a virtual event, Graduate Together