Human Rights & Investment Ethics Task Force update

Draft report, recommendations to be submitted to agency boards

Pension, Global Ministries top executives say they are committed to developing synergy between finance, mission. read more »

March 05, 2014

Faith groups decry Dominican court ruling

UMW, GBCS condemn decision stripping citizenship from 4 persons with Haitian descent

High court ruling would leave as many as 200,000 descendants without a country, forcing deportation to Haiti, a country many have never known. read more »

November 27, 2013

Police assault women marchers

Violence erupts on 'Women Human Rights Defenders Day' in Zimbabwe

Women of Zimbabwe Arise leaders detained, although chief inspector admits he doesn’t know why. read more »

November 27, 2013

Word from Winkler — Nelson Mandela

Methodists should be particularly proud that Mandela’s life has been somewhat intertwined with our denomination. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on June 14, 2013

Task force on human rights, investment ethics

To evaluate how U.N. Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights can be adopted

General Conference resolution sets primary objective to identify how investments are supporting entities accused of contributing to human-rights violations. read more »

April 19, 2013

Women share real-life challenges

57th meeting of Commission on Status of Women at U.N.

United Methodist Women, General Boards of Church & Society, Global Ministries active during conference that rang with calls for gender equality. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on March 21, 2013

Everyone can be great! Everyone can be an agent of change!

"We don't accomplish anything in this world alone…and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something." Sandra... read more »

Posted by Susan Burton on March 07, 2013

Justice Matters Week in Review - January 14-21

The words and actions of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were infused into all the activities of the last week. Here's what was going on: Jasmine's Story highlights how our broken U.S. Immigrations System is tearing apart families. January 21 was the official observance of Martin Luther... read more »

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on January 24, 2013

Interfaith delegation from Congo in U.S.

Seeks help to end ‘massive human rights violations’

United Methodist Bishop Ntambo in group, including civil society, calling on U.N., members of Congress to end 2 decades of violence. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on September 04, 2012

A transformative trip

4 summer interns share insights into trip to U.N.

18-member group learns about Church Center for U.N., Alma Matthews House, UNICEF, visits Sri Lanka Mission. read more »

August 13, 2012

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