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MLK: We still have a choice today

A UMNS photo by Maile Bradfield. We still have a choice today: nonviolent coexistence or violent coannihilation. We must move past indecision to action. We must find new ways to speak for peace in Vietnam and justice throughout the developing world, a world that borders on our doors. If we... read more»

Posted by General Board of Church and Society on January 19, 2015

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

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 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

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

Why I switched to CVS

I recently switched pharmacies. I decided to cast my lot with CVS – despite my upbringing. You see, my grandmom, Mimi, was a Walgreens shopper from way back. I have many fond memories of going there as child. “Need to stop at Walgreens” often meant, “Clayton&rsquo... read more»

Posted by The Rev. Clayton Childers on August 15, 2014

Tracking Millennials: Do they — should they — care?

I posted an article last week reporting on religious and political trends among the Millennial generation. The trends of institutional disaffiliation are especially important for us in the Church to pay pay attention to. In light of the Millennials’ declining affiliation with churches, or any religious institution for that... read more»

Posted by Nico Romeijn-Stout on July 15, 2014

Tracking Millennials: Trends among emerging adults

Millennials may just be the most researched generation of all time — largely thanks to the Internet). And it's no surprise: As Millennials emerge into adulthood, they are quickly becoming the next major economic and political force in the United States. Businesses are after their money, politicians want their... read more»

Posted by Nico Romeijn-Stout on July 08, 2014

Religion isn’t dying

“Religion is dying.” Sound familiar? Yeah, I know. We all hear it often and for those of us who depend on a healthy religious community to continue our work, the idea of organized religion dying out is an uneasy thought. As a rising senior with hopes of entering... read more»

Posted by Erin Brown on June 25, 2014

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