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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

Social-justice agency delegation to travel through Appalachia July 16-21

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A delegation from the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) will travel through Appalachia July 16-21 to develop relationships in support of the denomination’s emphasis on “Ministry with the Poor.” GBCS’s chief executive, the Rev. Dr. Susan... read more»

July 10, 2015

Connecting with Appalachia

Social-justice agency delegation to travel through 4 states July 16-21

Journey will engage diverse voices on current challenges, creative opportunities for social change that abound in region. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on July 10, 2015

‘Interrupting Indifference: Jesus, Justice & Joy’

July 29-Aug. 2 University of Illinois in Chicago

More than 200 United Methodist Women to train in faith-based responses to social-justice issues. read more »

June 29, 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

‘Support Nepal’s People’

Jubilee USA Network seeks signers for petition

Calls on International Monetary Fund, World Bank to cancel $4 million weekly debt of earthquake-devastated country. read more »

May 22, 2015

4 U.K. denominations send open letter to prime minister

Cite concerns that should be high on new government's agenda

Joint Public Issues Team encourages Cameron to hold ‘truth, justice, peace and well-being’ at heart of government. read more »

May 15, 2015

2015 Peace with Justice grants

General Board of Church & Society awards $41,400 to 15 ministriesGeneral Board of Church & Society awards $41,400 to 15 ministries

Projects in 5 Central Conferences, every U.S. jurisdiction witness to God's demand for faithful, just, secure world. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 24, 2015

‘#Faith2EndPoverty’

Faith groups, World Bank call to end hunger, poverty by 2030

‘Moral & Spiritual Imperative’ building movement to translate possibility into political commitment. read more »

April 24, 2015

Build your library with books that instill responsibility for God’s creation

Today is Earth Day. It seems a little silly that we have to have a day to remind us that we live amongst God’s creation, but unfortunately, we seem to need it. Today is a time not only to think about how to avoid the exploitation of creation,... read more »

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on April 22, 2015

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