Invitation to repentance

Perfect season to begin fasting, prayer and repenting

We must repent to Native American and indigenous persons of the world for atrocities committed throughout history, and being committed today. read more »

by the Rev. Glen Chebon Kernell Jr.
on March 25, 2014

Clergy urge removal of D.C. NFL team name

United Methodists among signers of letter to NFL, team’s owner

Letter declares ‘derogatory term’ offends many Native Americans read more »

by the Rev. Erik Alsgaard
on February 20, 2014

UMC extends ministry of repentance, reconciliation

To Native American, other indigenous peoples

Work continues years of effort to overcome centuries of mistreatment of native people in the U.S. and elsewhere. read more »

November 12, 2013

Directors approve grants to ethnic local churches

Contribute $100,000 to expand Imagine No Malaria campaign

Bishop Hoshibata says board has opportunity to address what God wants changed. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on September 27, 2013

GBCS directors approve grants to ethnic local churches, issue statement on Syria

CHEVY CHASE, Md. — The Board of Directors of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) met here last week to approve grants to ethnic local churches, provide support for the denomination’s Imagine No Malaria campaign, and to issue a statement condemning chemical weapons use... read more»

September 27, 2013

Oklahoma license plate suit sparks debate

United Methodist clergyman believes image offensive

Doesn’t believe in ‘Sacred Rain Arrow’ myth, doesn’t want to promote it. read more »

by Kathy Gilbert
on July 11, 2013

Native American Ministries Sunday

United Methodist Special Sunday April 14

Offering benefits Native-American outreach across the U.S., provides seminary scholarships. read more »

March 21, 2013

Giving Our Hearts Away

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 »

Posted on February 26, 2013

Acts of Repentance guide stresses healing

United Methodists urged to enter into conversations with indigenous people

New 2-disc resource prepared especially for annual conferences and local churches contains 11-week curriculum featuring video, scripture and discussion questions. read more »

by Barbara Dunlap-Berg
on September 04, 2012

Act of Repentance: ‘A change in our whole way of being.’

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 »

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on April 27, 2012

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