Confederate statues

The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant laments that the myths of the Confederacy still fuel hatred in the 21st century American South. Read more

In the World 4 Comments

In a new job on a university campus, Charlie Baber ponders the Advent connections between America's racism and John Wesley's campaign to abolish slavery. Read more


Marse Robert

UM Insight Photo by Cynthia B. Astle

Discovering an ancestor's Civil War military service renews her struggle dealing with her white Southern family's history of racism, writes Cynthia B. Astle. Read more

Views from a Ridge 3 Comments

Marse Robert

UM Insight Photo by Cynthia B. Astle

United Methodist layman Brian Snyder writes that in the battle over Confederate statues, Christians have to decide whether to support a heritage of slavery or empathize with those intimidated by the statues. Read more

Perspectives 2 Comments

Lee Statue Vandalized

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For raising the moral question about a statue of Robert E. Lee at United Methodist-related Duke University's chapel, the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant gets criticism – and a death threat. Read more

Perspectives 9 Comments