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Re-thinking My Nativity Set

As I began setting up our nativity set, I realized that we often forget to focus on each character and what they actually stand for at this busy time of year. The first characters that I took out of my box were the three wise men. Though they were not... read more »

Posted by tgillespie on December 22, 2014

Halt illicit financial flows

Developing, emerging countries lose trillion dollars annually

Global Financial Integrity reports developing world loses 11 times more money to corruption, tax evasion than it receives in official aid. read more »

December 18, 2014

Ebola crisis challenges human rights

Health is a human right As the world celebrates the 66th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Dec. 10, a focus on health as a human right, given the complex challenges that the Ebola crisis has brought to our attention is appropriate and timely. The right to health profoundly... read more »

Posted by the Rev. Liberato Bautista,Jillian Abballe, Jefferson Knight, the Rev. Ande Emmanuel and Davidson Amos Dulums on December 09, 2014

Harvesting justice

Hard work, low wages typical situation of farm workers

This holiday season let us give thanks for farm workers’ labor, not just for the blessings of abundance. read more »

by Alexandria Jones
on November 21, 2014

Social-justice agency awards Ethnic Local Church grants

CHEVY CHASE, MD. — The Board of Directors of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) awarded two Ethnic Local Church Grants at its fall meeting here last month. The board members also engaged each other in extensive dialogue around indigenous peoples, especially on the denomination&rsquo... read more»

October 03, 2014

In praise of public servants, taxi drivers

A reflection on Labor Day 2014

Dignity of labor, rights of workers are fundamental teachings of world's religious traditions. read more »

by Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary, General Board of Church & Society
on September 02, 2014

Moral Week of Action

North Carolina, 12 other states stage protests

State capitols target of demonstrators concerned about ongoing extremist legislative attack on poor people, minorities. read more »

August 25, 2014

Why I switched to CVS

CVS did something amazing: stopped selling cigarettes

CVS made a conscious decision to sacrifice significant profits to stand for social good. read more »

by the Rev. Clayton Childers
on August 15, 2014

Building community

A reflection on John 13:31-35

Community isn’t just a group of individuals gathered in one place, says Ethnic Young Adult Summer Intern. read more »

by Daniel Valentin-Morales
on August 07, 2014

Support Fair Minimum Wage Act

Half in Ten campaign offers resources, urges call-in during August

United Methodist Church supports efforts in U.S. Congress to raise minimum wage to living wage. read more »

August 07, 2014

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