Category Archives: From the Editor

News from response magazine

Dear readers, For almost 150 years, women in the Methodist tradition have been organized for mission. And for as many years, these women have told their own story. As we look to the next 150 years, we are excited to … Continue reading

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From the Editor (September 2018)

For those of us called by our faith to work for justice, it’s been a hard summer. A hard year. There are days I’m afraid to read the news or unclasp my hands from prayer. The volume of worry and … Continue reading

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From the Editor (July/August 2018)

  While driving past a Wendy’s fast food restaurant recently, my 6-year-old son looked longingly out of his window and said, “Wendy’s has the best chicken nuggets. I wish we could eat there.” He wasn’t whining, but he was sad, … Continue reading

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From the Editor (June 2018)

More than once I’ve entered a Starbucks coffee shop, walked by the sign reading “restrooms for customers only,” and used the restroom without making a purchase. The only consequence I suffered was feeling a little guilty. Certainly no law enforcement … Continue reading

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From the Editor (May 2018)

I recently listened to a podcast on food during the Great Depression. It was a lecture from Iowa State University professor Pamela Riney-Kehrberg (part of C-Span’s Lectures in History series). Two points stuck with me most: Widespread starvation wasn’t caused … Continue reading

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From the Editor (April 2018)

As I write this, high school students across southern Florida are marching in solidarity with the survivors of the mass murder at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Some students traveled hours by bus to the state capitol … Continue reading

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From the Editor (March 2018)

My daughter, Iris, was born Sept. 18, 2017. She’s a happy, funny little girl who definitely knows how to use her voice. You’ll find her most Sunday mornings sleeping on her daddy’s shoulder in the back pew at church. She … Continue reading

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