Economic Justice

Ebola crisis challenges human rights

Health is a human right As the world celebrates the 66th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Dec. 10, a focus on health as a human right, given the complex challenges that the Ebola crisis has brought to our attention is appropriate and timely. The right to health profoundly... read more»

Posted by the Rev. Liberato Bautista,Jillian Abballe, Jefferson Knight, the Rev. Ande Emmanuel and Davidson Amos Dulums on December 09, 2014

The Belly Soliloquy: The Faithful Response

Jesus said, “those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I have come to call not the righteous but sinners to repentance” (5:32). Our world is filled with younger and older sons and daughters. What will it take for all of us... read more»

Posted by Lauren Blitz on March 27, 2013

The Belly Soliloquy: Part II – The Older Son

[He] will have to do with less for his brother to have enough. We are told that the father had two sons. Both of them have different weaknesses. Although they aren’t tempted by the same things, they both seem to reach for more than right relationship with God... read more»

Posted by Lauren Blitz on March 21, 2013

The Belly Scarcely Understands Compassion

[W]e are called ... each time we sit down to Scripture ... to shed our preconceptions. How is your Lenten journey going so far? Have you been tempted to break the new spiritual discipline you adopted, or once again taste the sweetness of whatever you have given up during this season?... read more»

Posted by Lauren Blitz on March 13, 2013

Christ bore the cross — Atlas shrugged

A recent governor of our state, who is a former lay preacher in his denomination, is reported to have said that his two favorite books were the Holy Bible and Ayn Rand’s Altas Shrugged. If this is true, someone should ask him, “Sir, which of those have... read more»

Posted by Charles Brockwell Jr. (Kentucky) on October 25, 2012

Some Thoughts On Stewardship

This week I got a Stewardship Card in the mail from the church. It mentioned John Wesley’s sermon on “The Use of Money.” I decided to check it out. I started by scanning it. It is long, 10 pages. Never once did it mention mortgage, car... read more»

Posted by Steve Bruck, St. George’s United Methodist Church (Fairfax VA) on October 16, 2012

Labor Day, with Tomatoes and Justice For All

God of shop and marketplace, of farm and studio, Of factory and shipping lane, of school and busy home: Bless the produce of our hands. Redeem our work for Kingdom-use. By Your grace, our efforts stand, all offered up to You. There in Eden, You proclaimed that we should work... read more»

Posted by Rev. Andy Oliver, Florida Conference United Methodist Elder on August 31, 2012

The Reluctance to Discuss Economic Justice

I have noticed in some of the discussions I have heard around General Conference these last few days that many progressives have become less and less comfortable with talking about economic justice. We talk generally about justice for the poor, but that is the extent of it much of the... read more»

Posted by Bill Mefford on April 30, 2012

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