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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

‘Creating Hope,’ Jan. 15, Chicago

Power of faith communities in mental health recovery

Event to present ways faith groups, mental-health professionals can work together to educate about mental illness. read more »

December 19, 2013

We should formally measure our Social Principles

Measuring our progress on our denomination’s 72 aspirational Social Principles is powerful, effective management. But are we doing that? The United Methodist Building is on Capitol Hill next to the U.S. Supreme Court and across the street from the Capitol. How many people know that the Americans with... read more »

Posted by David Weaver on December 15, 2013

I’m Just Sorry

Hailey, Youth Participant Davidson UMC June 2013 I’m sorry I’m not like you I’m sorry I’m not like you. But why do you make fun of me? Why do you treat me as less than you? You make me want to cry. I... read more »

Posted by Alex Larson on July 15, 2013

Peace with Justice

"When I pray for peace, I pray not only that the enemies of my own country may cease to want war, but above all that my country will cease to do the things that make war inevitable." Thomas Merton As I walked through my neighborhood pharmacy to pick up a... read more »

Posted by Susan Burton on April 30, 2013

‘Faith & Mental Health’

Bulletin insert for Mental Health Awareness Month is May

General Boards of Church & Society, Global Ministries develop insert on ‘Creating Caring & Sharing Communities’ to address mental illness. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 19, 2013

Faith and Mental Health Bulletin Insert

Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 United Methodists around the world are called to join the Caring Communities program, congregations and communities in covenant relationship with persons with mental illness and their families. Mental Health Ministries, #3303, 2012 Book of Resolutions ... read more »

Supply and Demand: Profit over People?

A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark. Chinese proverb “There but for the grace of God go I”, is a phrase that I hear frequently from people reflecting on pain and suffering, and I must admit, it... read more »

Posted by Susan Burton on October 16, 2012

Name mental illness from the pulpit

Jesus cast out ‘demons,’ which seldom get mentioned today

It is important for pastors and congregations to provide support to those who have experienced mental illness. read more »

by Leroy Pickett
on October 12, 2012

Social Principles bulletin inserts available

Free resource downloadable from General Board of Church & Society website

32 bulletin inserts in resource being continuously updated, including by request of local churches. read more »

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

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