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2014 legislative priorities

Social justice agency announces congressional advocacy agenda

Rooted in United Methodist Social Principles, priorities include items in recent headlines, some holdovers from 2013. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 08, 2014

New investment fund alternative

Equities Social Values Plus Fund will add screening criteria

General Board of Pension & Health Benefits fund looks at unsustainable human-rights and/or environmental practices. read more »

April 08, 2014

Board urges boycott, calls for human rights for all, installs new chief executive

Social-justice agency directors approve $150,000 in grants to United Methodist ministries

Process to review global relevance of denomination’s Social Principles approved subject to necessary funding. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on March 14, 2014

‘Water, Holy Water’ (Earth Day 2014)

Gift of God threatened by overuse, pollution

Creation Justice Ministries resource prepared for United Methodist congregations. read more »

March 14, 2014

Book explores link between food, faith

‘Real Good Food’ presents justice perspective

Emory’s Ayres says taste important, but so is history of how food was produced and distributed. read more »

February 04, 2014

New Social Principles bulletin inserts

'Information Technology,' 'Media Violence,' 'Sexual Orientation,' 'Tobacco' added

Free resource downloadable from General Board of Church & Society website offers 36 Social Principles. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on January 15, 2014

Emory top ‘green school’

Cited by U.S. Green Building Council as best 'Higher Education Institution'

Recognized for innovative approaches to sustainability, environmental initiatives, commitment to Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. read more »

January 08, 2014

Word from Winkler — At what cost?

There is no glory to be found in the destruction of God’s Creation, no matter how many members we add. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on December 09, 2013

Heartfelt plea leads to fasting

Become a link in fasting chain

Philippines commissioner calls for significant progress in responding to global climate crisis. read more »

by Daniel Obergfell and John Hill
on November 19, 2013

Speaking the true cost of war

‘Don’t Ever Whisper: Darlene Keju, Pacific Health Pioneer, Champion for Nuclear Survivors’

Biography describes courageous activist who died from radiation poisoning resulting from U.S. nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands. read more »

by The Rev. David Williams
on September 19, 2013

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