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Civil Rights Act 50th anniversary

Critical time to address vestiges of discrimination

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law says act guides efforts to move U.S. toward justice. read more »

July 11, 2014

1,100 faith leaders seek sentencing reform

Point to racial injustices, overcrowding of prisons

Members of Congress urged to pass Smarter Sentencing Act on mandatory-minimum drug penalties. read more »

by Kara Gotsch
on June 03, 2014

Maya Angelou dies at 86

Celebrated author, poet, icon of civil rights

Used her voice, literary works throughout her lifetime to address issues of racism, equality. read more »

June 02, 2014

Black caucus commits to increase advocacy

General Commission on Religion & Race to monitor progress

Advocacy work outside church’s 4 walls, gives meaning to what’s happening within them, declares BMCR chair. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on May 13, 2014

From the outskirts of hope

Jesus moves us from retributive justice to restorative justice

Black History Month reinforces our calls to eradicate barriers to the kingdom reality for which we pray. read more »

by Bishop Bruce Ough
on February 20, 2014

What is your community?

Black History Month

Endowments recognize critical contributions of African Americans to The United Methodist Church. community. read more »

by Rhodes Logan
on February 20, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

United Methodist Church urges observance

Since 1992, the denomination has adopted and readopted resolutions encouraging celebration of civil rights leader’s work. read more »

January 15, 2014

New Social Principles bulletin inserts

'Information Technology,' 'Media Violence,' 'Sexual Orientation,' 'Tobacco' added

Free resource downloadable from General Board of Church & Society website offers 36 Social Principles. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on January 15, 2014

Mandela brought faith into action

Revered South African leader died Dec. 5

‘This world is a better place because God shared Mandela with us,” writes United Methodist bishop. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on December 09, 2013

A great leader

General Board of Church & Society lauds Nelson Mandela

Social justice agency urges United Methodists to celebrate life of man who fought apartheid. read more »

December 09, 2013

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