Justice Matters

Re-thinking My Nativity Set

As I began setting up our nativity set, I realized that we often forget to focus on each character and what they actually stand for at this busy time of year. The first characters that I took out of my box were the three wise men. Though they were not... read more»

Posted by tgillespie on December 22, 2014

Needle Exchanges: A Bridge to Treatment

The United Methodist General Board of Church and Society hosted a special World AIDS Day event on December 1, 2014. The event featured Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and panelists Ron Daniels (START at Westminster), Rev. Joan Carter-Rimbach (First UMC - Hyattsville), and Jasmine Tyler (Open Society Foundations) to discuss the vital role... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on December 08, 2014

No Sanctions, Support Diplomacy

International negotiators have agreed to continue working to reach a peaceful resolution to the Iranian nuclear negotiations. While the talks continue, Iran's nuclear program will remain frozen. The U.S. and our international partners have agreed to no additional sanctions. Call your members of Congress and tell them to... read more»

Posted by Mark Harrison on December 08, 2014

The Church must be an example of social change

Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe In light of recent decisions by grand juries in Missouri and New York, as well as the growing concern regarding ongoing police violence in some communities, the General Board of Church and Society has issued the following statement: Christians are called to witness to the reconciling... read more»

Posted by Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe on December 05, 2014

Support Immigrant Families: Expand Deferred Action

Support Immigrant Families: Expand Deferred Action

We need YOU to call your member of Congress NOW! Tell Congress that you support President Obama using his authority to expand deferred action to immigrant families! Call 1-888-427-0530; use our sample script: Tell Congress: "My name is _______ and I'm from (City, State, Congregation, Community). As... read more»

Posted by Emma Escobar on December 02, 2014

Challenge accepted

Challenge accepted

Young-adult missionaries took to the streets of Denver, Colo., this month during "Imagine What's NEXT" to spread words of inspiration via chalk and sidewalks,  Nov. 7-9, a few of us who are missionaries traveled to Denver, Colo., for “Imagine What’s NEXT,” a gathering to... read more»

Posted by Dave Johnson on November 18, 2014

Health and Disability: Practicing Inclusion

Health Care Organizing Call on Disability Ministry and Advocacy An audio recording of the webinar is also available. Guest speaker Sharon McCart shared the different kinds of barriers found in church life and ways to remove them. McCart is the chair of the DisAbility Ministries Committee of The United Methodist... read more»

Posted by Cynthia Abrams on October 28, 2014

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