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Affirm human rights for all

Social-justice agency board declares support

Legislative actions that discriminate against persons based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression violate human rights. read more »

March 05, 2014

Criminalization of homosexuality wrong

Global Ministries issues statement on human rights for all people

5 countries make homosexuality a capital offense, and imprisonment is possible in 66 countries. read more »

by Hope Morgan Ward and Thomas Kemper
on March 05, 2014

Same-gender marriage poses challenge

United Methodist Church’s positions on human sexuality face increasing public scrutiny

With addition of Illinois, New Jersey, Hawaii, New Mexico, 17 states and District of Columbia now allow same-gender marriage. read more »

by the Rev. Dr. Clayton Childers
on February 20, 2014

Young clergy cite LGBT inclusivity among concerns

Inclusivity in church community cited most frequently

Clergy at leadership forum asked to list 3 issues that concern them most. read more »

by The Rev. Dr. Clayton Childers
on February 20, 2014

53 young clergy share ministry concerns, hopes

Attend 12th leadership forum at United Methodist Building

28 conferences send participants to learn about intersection of faith, social concerns. read more »

by the Rev. Dr. Clayton Childers
on February 11, 2014

Immediate action needed

Urge Senators to pass Military Justice Improvement Act

Act creates an objective, non-biased military justice system worthy of men and women in armed services. read more »

by Susan Greer Burton
on February 04, 2014

‘Do No Harm’ to get new date

Sexual ethics summit being revised

Interagency Sexual Ethics Task Force decides to set new date for training event after new senior director for sexual ethics and advocacy hired. read more »

by Susan Keaton
on February 04, 2014

Bishop Tuell dies at 90

Church law expert may be seen in future as ‘a true prophet of The United Methodist Church’

Author of Organization of The UMC, which has helped generations better understand denomination’s governance and structure. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on January 15, 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

We don’t need a marriage amendment

Indiana legislature considering defining marriage

United Methodist bishop cautions proposal goes too far to eliminate civil rights for persons in a variety of legal partnerships. read more »

by Bishop Michael Coyner
on January 08, 2014

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