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Theologians Call for the Clemency of Execution

Today, March 2nd 2015, Kelly Gissendaner, a theology graduate from Candler School of Theology while in prison, will be executed by the State of Georgia. Mrs. Gissendaner was found guilty for her involvement in her husband’s stabbing death in 1997. In the following seventeen years Mrs. Gissendaner has gone through a remarkable transformation while in prison. Many police officers and clergy speak to this transformation in her application to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles.

Fire destroys church’s building, but not its spirit

Sally Curtis AsKew was in Seattle, getting ready for a United Methodist Judicial Council meeting, when she learned about the fire that consumed her beloved church—Oconee Street United Methodist in Athens, Ga. The fire, detected around 10 p.m. April 15, gutted the 111-year-old structure. The cause has not been determined. The blaze apparently started in […]

GRITS’ soul food is food for the soul

By Kara Witherow, Special Contributor… BRUNSWICK, Ga.—Just a few weeks ago, Adam Sturdivant was unemployed. Recently released from prison after being incarcerated for three years, Mr. Sturdivant found it nearly impossible to find a job. Divorced and living with his parents, the father of two needed help and hope. Today he’s getting paid to do […]