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Iowa faith leaders call for sentencing reform

"Our ministries call us to comfort and serve those harmed by crime, support accountability, rehabilitation, and restoration for those who offend and counsel families experiencing the painful outcomes of crime. From this vantage point, we have come to recognize the need for fundamental changes to the nation’s justice... read more »

Posted by Kara Gotsch on April 20, 2015

$41,400 Peace with Justice grants go to 15 ministries around the globe

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) has awarded $41,400 to 15 Peace with Justice ministries around the world. The grants are in conjunction with the denomination’s Peace with Justice Sunday, which witnesses to God's demand for a faithful, just, disarmed and... read more»

April 16, 2015

Ecumenical Advocacy Days ask

Visits to Capitol Hill, Monday, April 20

Lobby day visits will ask for reform of federal criminal-justice and immigrant-detention policies. read more »

April 13, 2015

A 40-year story of social action

Oregon-Idaho pastor tells of ‘Resistance & Redirection’

Schwieberts opted to pursue way of life that put them at odds with dominant culture, and sometimes in trouble with the law. read more »

April 13, 2015

Call your Senators today: Urge them to support diplomacy over war with Iran!

  The first moral duty of all nations is to work together to resolve by peaceful means every dispute between or among them. (United Methodist Social Principles, ¶165C, Book of Discipline) On April 2, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, China and Iran announced a framework for an... read more »

Posted by Mark Harrison on April 10, 2015

Betrayal

A Holy Week reflection on Matthew 2:14-16

Judas and Peter probably most frightening figures in New Testament because we see ourselves in them. read more »

by The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary, General Board of Church & Society
on April 02, 2015

A gentle giant of justice

The Rev. Wes Yamaka died March 12

Acclaimed artist served social-justice agency as Conference Relations director for 9 years. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on March 25, 2015

Meeting ‘heart people’

Young clergy forum proves inspirational for N.J. woman

60 clergy from 33 conferences learn about justice ministries, each other’s pastoral challenges, importance of staying united. read more »

by Jeff Wolfe
on March 25, 2015

Insure Tennessee’s 2nd chance

Moral Day of Action planned in Knoxville March 30

Goal to provide visible reminder that 280,000 uninsured Tennesseans not invisible to everyone. read more »

March 25, 2015

$120,000 in grants approved

Henry-Crowe identifies 5 challenges to denomination

Board addresses Native American issues, gender-based violence, United Methodist Building history, report on Social Principles consultations. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on March 16, 2015

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