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United Methodists contribute $9.6 million to malaria fight

Largest faith-based contribution to Global Fund

Imagine No Malaria making difference to save lives in Africa, says Bishop Bickerton. read more »

May 07, 2015

Ebola — A cry for faith

A reflection on Luke 5:17-20, Mark 2:1-5

Pray that Ebola victims will have friends such as the 4 men who lowered their sick friend through a roof to be with Jesus. read more »

by Rose Farhat
on January 26, 2015

Needle Exchanges: A Bridge to Treatment

The United Methodist General Board of Church and Society hosted a special World AIDS Day event on December 1, 2014. The event featured Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and panelists Ron Daniels (START at Westminster), Rev. Joan Carter-Rimbach (First UMC - Hyattsville), and Jasmine Tyler (Open Society Foundations) to discuss the vital role... read more »

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on December 08, 2014

A call to action for United Methodists

Eradicate circumstances that lead to crises such as Ebola

Social-justice agency urges faith-filled determination to prevent future recurrences of such crises, dedicates webpage, will host Nov. 21 conference call. read more »

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

Social-justice agency calls for eradicating circumstances that lead to crises such as Ebola

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society has issued a call to the denomination to respond with faith-filled determination to prevent future recurrences of crises such as that caused by Ebola. The statement emphasizes that the underlying causes that enabled Ebola to move from... read more»

November 10, 2014

Health and Disability: Practicing Inclusion

Health Care Organizing Call on Disability Ministry and Advocacy An audio recording of the webinar is also available. Guest speaker Sharon McCart shared the different kinds of barriers found in church life and ways to remove them. McCart is the chair of the DisAbility Ministries Committee of The United Methodist... read more »

Posted by Cynthia Abrams on October 28, 2014

Registration deadline Sept. 1 for ‘Countdown to Zero’

International speakers to address HIV gathering Sept. 11-13

Denver conference to address preventing HIV infections, AIDS deaths. read more »

August 25, 2014

‘Biblical & Theological Foundations of Health & Wholeness’

Conference call Aug. 19 will explain value of ‘Grid’ in planning

Social-justice agency Health & Wholeness team will lead interactive discussion. read more »

August 15, 2014

Harm reduction: Honoring the whole person

Injection drug use & HIV/AIDS Every year in the United States, injection-drug use accounts for one in every 10 cases of HIV. This destructive virus attacks the immune system and increases an infected person’s vulnerability to life-threatening illnesses. It can be transmitted when people share drug-preparation/injecting equipment,... read more »

Posted by Lindsay Sheets on July 23, 2014

Speaking up for global health funding

Members of Congress visited in Connecticut, Massachusetts

Advocacy visits on members of Congress made jointly with Nothing But Nets, Junior Chamber International. read more »

by the Rev. Clayton Childers
on June 25, 2014

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