Racism most pressing issue confronting denomination
Social-justice advocate says denomination needs to awaken to realities of 21st century to become relevant to needs of the world. read more »
United Methodist Women, Giving Our Hearts Away Part of an ongoing process to share and hear the stories of the many Native American nations and peoples within what's now... read more »
Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Thong
• Bright art makes this book a great way to learn shapes.
• Includes a glossary which explains the cultural significance of each object found in the book.
Did You Hear Wind Sing Your Name? by Sandra De Coteau Orie
• Adaptation of the Oneida Indians way of celebrating spring.
• Wonderful celebration of nature through words and illustrations.
Berry Magic by Teri Sloat & Betty Huffmon
• Retelling of an Eskimo story that includes native words with pronunciation help.
• Introduction to Eskimo culture through items, traditions and practices.
Urge U.S. ambassador to intervene to protect Afro-Colombian leaders, human rights defenders, labor activists
United Methodist resolution expresses grave concerns about U.S. role in South American country. read more »
Religious leaders call for bold peace initiative in Middle East
Warn legacy of past failed peacemaking efforts, undermines U.S. security, destabilizes region, fuels terrorism and extremism, allows continuing Israeli settlement expansion, and prolongs Palestinian disunity. read more »
Jan. 31 deadline to submit name to Cultural Survival
Award recognizes Indigenous activists for their dedication, passion and commitment to human rights and their struggle for Indigenous Rights. read more »
The Friday evening worship on April 27 at General Conference 2012 was titled the "Act of Repentance toward Healing Relationships with Indigenous People." The service offered delegates and visitors the opportunity to hear the painful stories of forced migration, massacre, lost identity and stolen land. There were moments of reflection and prayer... read more »
‘Healing Relationships with Indigenous People’ April 27
2012 General Conference service in Tampa, Fla., is to begin process of spiritual healing between The United Methodist Church and indigenous peoples. read more »