Civil and Human Rights

The Debate that Changed the Church: Celebrating 60 Years of Full Clergy Rights for Women

On May 4, 1956 the General Conference of the (then) Methodist Church meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota did something amazing. It changed the church’s book of Discipline to support full clergy rights for women. And the church has never been the same since.  Despite much resistance and fears about what... read more»

Posted by Rev. Clayton Childers on April 13, 2016

Interfaith coalition urges transformational change to U.S. criminal justice system

The Interfaith criminal Justice Coalition has sent a letter to Congress urging transformational reform to the criminal justice system. The coalition outlines three key reforms: Fixing the Federal Bureau of Prisons Crisis, Establishing Trust Between Law Enforcement and Communities of Color, and Investing in Human Potential to Ensure Public Safety. ​... read more»

Posted by Kara Gotsch on March 04, 2015

TAKE ACTION: Save Kelly Gissendaner’s Life

United Methodists believe in restorative justice United Methodists have advocated against capital punishment since 1956. And sadly, we still have capital punishment in place in far too many places in the world — including Georgia, where United Methodists and all people of faith have been working to stop the execution... read more»

Posted by Bill Mefford on March 04, 2015

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