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2014 legislative priorities

Social justice agency announces congressional advocacy agenda

Rooted in United Methodist Social Principles, priorities include items in recent headlines, some holdovers from 2013. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 08, 2014

Jesus and the poor

A Lenten reflection

God demonstrates love for people who are poor throughout the Scripture. read more »

by Rose Farhat
on March 14, 2014

A seeming deluge of problems

Methodist Former Chief Justice challenges University Church in Philippines

Puno says no lack of people exists, challenge is to call and inspire them to serve others. read more »

by Gladys Mangiduyos
on January 27, 2014

Rising wealth inequality

Does it affect fate of global Methodism?

Plenty of religious reasons exist to be leery of wealth inequality. read more »

by David Scott
on January 27, 2014

Mobilizing in Ministry with the Poor

Chicago hosts 2nd rountable discussion to examine UMC approach

Goal to bring in new people, new ideas and start new ministries with the poor. read more »

by Anne Marie Gerhardt
on January 15, 2014

‘Poverty & the Christian Response’

Louisiana Conference social action event Feb. 8 in Lafayette

Workshop will focus on justice, action and long-term solutions. read more »

January 15, 2014

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

Faith groups decry Dominican court ruling

UMW, GBCS condemn decision stripping citizenship from 4 persons with Haitian descent

High court ruling would leave as many as 200,000 descendants without a country, forcing deportation to Haiti, a country many have never known. read more »

November 27, 2013

Christian response to poverty

Louisiana Conference social-action event, Feb. 8

Board of Church & Society, UMW, UMMen, COSROW sponsor 1-day workshop. read more »

November 19, 2013

‘Ministries with the Poor’

Denomination to connect local models of successful ministries

Goal to engage more people in bringing about more diverse, welcoming denomination of those marginalized. read more »

by Elliott Wright
on November 12, 2013

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