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Institutional racism condemned

U.S. justice needs to be restorative, rather than retributive

Social-justice agency speaks out on inequities inherent in atmosphere surrounding Ferguson police shooting of teenager. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on November 21, 2014

Put ‘legs to our prayers’

In anticipation of Ferguson decision

Bishop urges United Methodists to be grounded in our Wesleyan roots for prayer (personal holiness) and action (social holiness). read more »

by Bishop Sally Dyck
on November 21, 2014

‘New era’ began Aug. 9

Shooting of unarmed teen in Ferguson heralded change

NCC meets in St. Louis because ‘we all have skin in this game.’ read more »

November 21, 2014

Social-justice agency calls for end to institutional racism in U.S.

The General Board of Church & Society, as an advocate for justice and peace in the United Methodist connection, prayerfully stands with the people of Ferguson, Mo., the Missouri Annual Conference, the state of Missouri, and the nation as we await the grand jury decision concerning the shooting death of... read more»

November 17, 2014

Faith community response to Ferguson

National Council of Churches forum Nov. 17 in St. Louis

Michael Brown’s parents to take part in prayer service at Washington Metropolitan AME Zion Church. read more »

November 13, 2014

Young adult summer internship deadlines

For ages 18-22 from United Methodist minority caucuses, Central Conferences

Social justice work placements May 27-Aug. 1 in U.S. capital available to racial/ethnic minorities. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on October 20, 2014

Ethnic Local Church grants deadline Jan. 10

$48,500 awarded to 4 ministries in 2014

Grants strengthen local churches through education, advocacy or leadership development in social justice. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on October 10, 2014

2015 Ethnic Local church grants deadline

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jan. 10 is the deadline to apply for an Ethnic Local Church Grant from the United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS). The grants are to strengthen ethnic/minority local churches through education, advocacy or leadership development as they engage in social justice. GBCS has... read more»

October 08, 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

‘In Mississippi I learned what church is’

1964 Freedom Summer began real-world theological education

Unsung Mississippi hosts embodied theology that nourished author, countless others ever since in struggles against domination. read more »

by the Rev. George McClain
on September 02, 2014

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