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‘A Call to Police Reform & Healing of Communities’

National Council of Churches sets forth 7 steps to reform

Police brutality resulting in major injuries and death taking place so often ‘we can barely keep up with the reports,’ NCC Governing Board says. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on May 15, 2015

2015 Congressional recesses

Legislative priorities brochure available

Opportunity to make calls at legislators' offices in your own state. read more »

May 15, 2015

‘Hate Hurts, Peace Heals’

Turn Peace with Justice Sunday into a month of peace during May To download an invitation suitable for inclusion in worship bulletins to share among your friends, congregation, and other networks, go to “Hate Hurts, Peace Heals.” WASHINGTON, D.C. — Children are invited to make peace a... read more »

Posted by Wayne Rhodes on May 08, 2015

‘I Wish My Dreams Were in Your Politics’

500 protest at family-detention center in Dilley, Texas

When families fleeing violence or brutal conditions arrive in the U.S., they are placed in detention centers with wretched conditions in remote places. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on May 07, 2015

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

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