In a letter to Congress, 33 national faith leaders urged an end to the federal budget crisis. Bishop Peter D. Weaver, Executive Secretary of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, was a signatory to the letter which states, "We find it morally irresponsible to blockade the process by which we... read more »
The United Methodist Building bustled this week with people hoping to reform unjust laws; domestic violence, Northern Ireland got time, too. read more »
Christian leaders letter to Obama, Congress
Circle of Protection asks both Democrats and Republicans to replace poverty with opportunity. read more »
Immigration reform, reducing gun violence, ‘moral federal budget,’ combating human trafficking targeted
Priorities support Christian social concerns and represent areas to which the faith community can bring a unique voice to the legislative process. read more »
Cut poverty rather than poverty-related spending
Sacrificing access to health and food security at the altar of 'deficit reduction' is profoundly unjust, letter to Obama, Congress declares. read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Bishop Robert Hoshibata, president of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society, and Jim Winkler, general secretary, wrote a letter on Dec. 18 to President Obama and members of Congress urging that their negotiations on the so-called "fiscal cliff" include a vision for a moral... read more»
FaithLink downloadable study resource connects faith with life
Study guide explains U.S. financial crisis issues, such as ‘sequestration,” addresses how Christian faith can guide reflection on uncertain future. read more »
Two-sided study card with Biblical references, United Methodist Social Principles and resolutions, facts regarding the issue, and steps you and your church can take to make a difference. Vist our store to order cards.
How we spend our money - as individuals, congregations, and communities - is a reflection on who and what we value. Likewise, the federal budget is a statement of our nation's shared priorities - how we use the abundance God has given us to live into a vision of... Read More
A reflection on why Christians should be particularly aware of poverty and justice issues at Christmastime.
A church indifferent to worldly struggles and to the plight of the poor is following its own agenda, not God’s, declares head of National Council of Churches. read more »