Posts by Category: Stories of Racial Awakening

The following are narratives from the Advocate’s new South Carolina Stories of Racial Awakening project, which launched in the April 2016 Advocate.

Submissions are still being accepted from United Methodist lay or clergy (any race, gender, ethnicity) and should be a narrative about how you went from a negative, exclusionary view about another racial or ethnic group to beliefs and practices that are positive and inclusive. The narrative should honestly and vividly describe the writer’s previous attitudes and behaviors (and reasons for them) toward people of a different race/ethnicity, why and how that changed and how the change is manifest in the author’s current behaviors. Writers must provide their age, race/ethnicity and church they attend (with city). Submissions can be between 500 and 1,000 words. One submission per person will be accepted. Published submissions will receive $50 each. Submissions will be accepted until the 10 publishable narratives have been selected. Send submissions to

Here are the published narratives to date:

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