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

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

National Council of Churches picks Tiemeyer

To serve as Interim Associate General Secretary for Joint Action & Advocacy

Will work to build ‘egalitarian consensus’ on racial justice, and ‘model meaningful advocacy and public witness.’ read more »

October 04, 2013

Civil rights leader Evelyn Lowery dies

Founded Women’s Organization for Equality Now

Wife of civil rights leader, the Rev. Joseph Lowery, created annual Drum Major of Justice Awards. read more »

by Kathy Gilbert
on September 27, 2013

Word from Winkler — Not if, but when

The road to justice is long and wearying, but if you follow it, you will come to know love and happiness. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on August 26, 2013

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