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The power of place

Beautiful. Tragic. Complex. The Appalachian region is one of the most beautiful as well as the most complicated places I have ever been. The beauty of the mountains seems to shield the pain of its people when you first drive by. As someone who claims Appalachia as home, a recent... read more »

Posted by Minoka Gunesekera on July 30, 2015

2015 Ethnic/Minority Summer Interns

Working at social-justice placements throughout U.S. capital

Young adults come from 10 United Methodist conferences, 3 of the denomination’s 5 U.S. jurisdictions, Ghana in Africa and the Philippines. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on June 17, 2015

Faith United Against Alzheimer’s launches

Coalition started by USAgainstAlzheimer’s, United Methodist Board of Church & Society

Cooperative effort to mobilize faith community in fight against Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. read more »

June 17, 2015

Fast Track Trade Authority thwarted

Bipartisan majority rejects part of trade legislation

Lack of transparency in proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership prompts United Methodists to call members of Congress to oppose trade legislation. read more »

by Mark Harrison
on June 17, 2015

‘Tale of 2 States’

Faith leaders launch handgun purchaser licensing campaign

New Johns Hopkins study finds Connecticut law led to 40% decrease in gun homicides. read more »

June 17, 2015

‘Advocating for Women & Girls of Sacred Worth’

Free Healthy Families, Healthy Planet training July 25, Lincoln, Neb.

People of faith in Kansas and Nebraska invited to build movement responding to global plight of women's health, education. read more »

June 17, 2015

2015 Ethnic/Minority Young Adult Summer Interns work in nation’s capital

The General Board of Church & Society’s 2015 Ethnic Young Adult Summer Interns are shown outside the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill. The interns are working in social-justice organizations in the U.S. capital for two months. From left standing are the Rev. Neal Christie, program director; Minoka... read more»

June 10, 2015

United Methodist Building designated Historic Site

Baltimore-Washington Conference approves designation

General Commission on Archives & History encouraged to ‘expeditiously’ approve status as ‘Heritage Landmark.’ read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on June 08, 2015

I want to be a ‘Cornhusker’

Nebraska makes human-rights reforms

In same month, Cornhusker State repeals death penalty and allows undocumented immigrants driver's licenses.. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on June 08, 2015

Faith Leaders influencing debate

Drug maximum-minimum sentences under bipartisan scrutiny

Faith community uniquely positioned to provide moral vision needed to address mass incarceration. read more »

by Kara Gotsch
on June 08, 2015

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