Global defense spending

U.S. accounts for 34% of world total

U.S. spends nearly 3 times as much on defense as China, and more than 7 times what Russia spends. read more »

June 17, 2015

$41,400 Peace with Justice grants go to 15 ministries around the globe

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) has awarded $41,400 to 15 Peace with Justice ministries around the world. The grants are in conjunction with the denomination’s Peace with Justice Sunday, which witnesses to God's demand for a faithful, just, disarmed and... read more»

April 16, 2015

Call your Senators today

Urge them to support diplomacy over war with Iran

U.S. Senate bill S. 615 would undermine Iran framework by requiring delay in implementation and blocking lifting of sanctions if deal is reached read more »

by Mark Harrison
on April 13, 2015

Strengthening ties that bind

United Methodist Women awards grant to Justice for Our Neighbors

$50,000 grant divided among four JFON sites: Northern Illinois, Iowa, West Michigan, Southeastern Michigan. read more »

by Laura Sonnenmark
on April 02, 2015

Solidarity visit to Israel, Palestine

Pilgrimage of justice and peace

World Council of Churches leaders focus on peace-building and interreligious initiatives during visit to Holy Land. read more »

March 16, 2015

‘Anonymous holy families’ of Syria

Half of nation’s entire population uprooted

Global total for displaced persons surpasses 50 million — more than at any time since World War II. read more »

by David Tereshchuk
on December 18, 2014

Israeli land grab

Briefing at Rayburn House Office Building Nov. 2

Wadi Foquin delegation to discuss annexation of Palestinian territory to expand settlements near Bethlehem. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on November 22, 2014

SodaStream to close illegal settlement factory

International boycott credited with drop in share price, revenues

SodaStream announces moving operations from Palestinian West Bank in occupied territories to northern Israel by late 2015. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on November 13, 2014

Stop irresponsible threats

Letter to Congress condemns ‘inaccurate’ rhetoric

Negotiations on Iran nuclear future approaching Nov. 24 deadline for comprehensive deal. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on November 13, 2014

Social-justice agency awards Ethnic Local Church grants

CHEVY CHASE, MD. — The Board of Directors of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) awarded two Ethnic Local Church Grants at its fall meeting here last month. The board members also engaged each other in extensive dialogue around indigenous peoples, especially on the denomination&rsquo... read more»

October 03, 2014

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