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Institutional racism condemned

U.S. justice needs to be restorative, rather than retributive

Social-justice agency speaks out on inequities inherent in atmosphere surrounding Ferguson police shooting of teenager. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on November 21, 2014

Campus ministries offer support, prayers after shootings

3 Florida State students wounded, assailant slain

‘In time of violent chaos, the Church is called to claim its true purpose: to be a sanctuary, a safe place,’ Florida bishop states. read more »

by Sam Hodges
on November 21, 2014

Put ‘legs to our prayers’

In anticipation of Ferguson decision

Bishop urges United Methodists to be grounded in our Wesleyan roots for prayer (personal holiness) and action (social holiness). read more »

by Bishop Sally Dyck
on November 21, 2014

‘New era’ began Aug. 9

Shooting of unarmed teen in Ferguson heralded change

NCC meets in St. Louis because ‘we all have skin in this game.’ read more »

November 21, 2014

‘A sense of mission’

Nonprofit newsroom to scrutinize U.S. criminal-justice system

Marshall Project wants to move discussion of U.S. institutions of justice — law enforcement, courts, prisons, probation — to a more central place in national dialogue. read more »

by Bill Keller
on November 21, 2014

Social-justice agency calls for end to institutional racism in U.S.

The General Board of Church & Society, as an advocate for justice and peace in the United Methodist connection, prayerfully stands with the people of Ferguson, Mo., the Missouri Annual Conference, the state of Missouri, and the nation as we await the grand jury decision concerning the shooting death of... read more»

November 17, 2014

Another sad day

2 killed, 3 wounded in high-school shooting

‘It is truly a terrible thing to feel such awful familiarity with these acts of violence,’ writes Greater Northwest Area bishop. read more »

by Bishop Grant Hagiya
on November 04, 2014

Faith in the age of mass incarceration

Healing Communities training in Northern Illinois

it is highly likely that, on any given Sunday, sitting in the pews of your church someone is among the approximately 7 million people affected by the criminal-justice system. read more »

by the Rev. Chris Pierson
on November 04, 2014

Analysis of U.S. deportations

Migration Policy Institute examines criminality, origin, of deportees

91% of deportees men in 2003-2013; Mexicans, Central Americans disproportionately targeted. read more »

October 20, 2014

Human Relations Day grant deadline

Applications due Jan. 10 for United Methodist Special Sunday funding

Grants support ministries to non-violent young offenders through education, advocacy or leadership training. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on October 10, 2014

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