Rev. Will Willimon boldly exposits that race is fiction, but racism is fact. The recent actions by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, attest to the reality of racism. Humanity is diverse in appearance and action on the outside. While we acknowledge (and even celebrate) diversity, we also await the day when we will unanimously recognize the Divine Spirit and human worth that exists within each of us. To bring about that day, we need to talk about and confront the reality of racism. It’s not too late for us… nor is it too early to talk about it with our children.
A Commentary by Sophia Agtarap
We live in an increasingly polarized nation. As the current administration settles in, I find myself, a 37-year-old Filipina and lifelong United Methodist, navigating a different religious and political space. It’s a space that has long existed, but is being unveiled in different ways — perhaps in spaces that were once hidden and in hushed conversations.