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Prayers for the oppressed

A call to action

We reaffirm our historic concern for the world as our parish and seek for all persons full, equal membership in a true world community as God intended. read more »

January 16, 2015

From despair to hope

A pastoral word

God does not meet violence with violence, but rather calls for right relations among humanity. read more »

January 16, 2015

Social-justice agency announces staff realignments

Hill to lead advocacy, grassroots organizing; Abrams, Harrison assume roles as Special Assistants to General Secretary

3 changes will enhance mission to accomplish mandate to seek implementation of Social Principles and other commitments on Christian social concerns of denomination. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on January 16, 2015

Understanding justice and peace as Christian pilgrims

Students at Bossey Ecumenical Institute share visions of peace

‘Who has not dreamed of living in a better world in which the queen would be peace and the king would be justice?’ asks one student. read more »

by Sandra Cox
on January 16, 2015

General Board of Church & Society announces staff realignments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, general secretary of the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS), announces that John Hill, director of Economic & Environmental Justice, is promoted to Assistant General Secretary with responsibility for Advocacy & Grassroots Organizing. Two other advocacy directors are... read more»

January 15, 2015

Prayers for the oppressed: A call to action

The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society condemns the attacks by the insurgency group Boko Haram in Baga and other towns in northern Nigeria that resulted in almost 200 deaths this month. We grieve with the families over the innocent lives lost in the Baga massacre, where 150 persons died.... read more»

January 13, 2015

From despair to hope: A pastoral word

We as United Methodists express our deep grief for the horrible violence wrought in Paris, France, upon three police officers, 12 journalists, and members of the Jewish community, resulting in 17 deaths. Three perpetrators of the violence also were killed. We grieve with the families and friends of these victims, and offer... read more»

January 13, 2015

Welcome to members of Congress

GBCS executives visit Capitol Hill on first day of 114th Congress

Henry-Crowe, Harrison invite Senators to visit United Methodist Building. read more »

January 09, 2015

The Christmas bells of Bethlehem

A reflection on a child, good will and peace on earth

They ring out each year, but who will hear them and discern their message? read more »

by S T Kimbrough Jr.
on December 18, 2014

‘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

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