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 

  “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.