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“Selma sowed, but it did not reap”; anniversary puts spotlight on deep poverty

With the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday this weekend, America was reminded how this small city helped bring sweeping change to the nation.

On same-sex marriage in Alabama and the United Methodist Church (COMMENTARY)

Scripture was cited to support prohibitions against the ordination of women, the validation of the enslavement of blacks, support for racial segregation, and resistance to interracial marriage. Scripture has not changed in its content, but I believe we have been Spirit-led to re-interpret those Scriptures that were used to enforce the above.

Dawn Wiggins Hare named to lead Commission on Status and Role of Women

By Susan Keaton, Special Contributor… Dawn Wiggins Hare, an Alabama circuit court judge who was honored this year for leadership in her Alabama-West Florida Annual (regional) Conference, has been named the top executive of the UMC’s Commission on the Status and Role of Women. The commission’s board elected Hare, of Monroeville, Ala., to the position […]

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