Standing our ground

'We are all accountable'

We must demonstrate Christ’s outreaching, redemptive love in responding to senseless, random violence plaguing our society. read more »

by Bishop Peggy Johnson
on September 02, 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

UMC on forefront of efforts to ease tensions

Statement from Missouri Conference bishop on Ferguson

‘We continue to look for opportunities to serve and bring ministry of healing to community deeply hurt,’ says Bishop Schnase. read more »

by Bishop Robert Schnase
on August 25, 2014

Michael Brown’s death

A response to the events in Ferguson, Mo.

Do not wait to conduct deep, prayerful conversation about racism, racial profiling, economic injustice and other related issues. read more »

by Bishop Minerva Carcaño
on August 25, 2014

Grave concern over recent killings

NCC statement on death of Michael Brown

National Council of Churches cautions about ‘increasingly militarized’ police forces. read more »

August 25, 2014

Moral Week of Action

North Carolina, 12 other states stage protests

State capitols target of demonstrators concerned about ongoing extremist legislative attack on poor people, minorities. read more »

August 25, 2014

Building community

A reflection on John 13:31-35

Community isn’t just a group of individuals gathered in one place, says Ethnic Young Adult Summer Intern. read more »

by Daniel Valentin-Morales
on August 07, 2014

Voting rights discrimination continues

New report shows continued pattern year after Shelby vs. Holder decision

Voting Rights Commission says African-American, Latino, Asian-American and Native Americans more vulnerable than ever. read more »

August 07, 2014

Never forget, never be silent

Path to Civil Rights Act took sacrifice, faith

Legislation should be remembered for sacrifice, persistence and faith of those not silent about things that mattered. read more »

by Edith Lee-Payne
on July 30, 2014

Vulnerability: A God who sees

The General Board of Church & Society teamed with the Horizon Prison Initiative to create a three-day prison immersion program at Chillicothe (Ohio) Correctional Institution that involved persons in prison ministry interacting with prisoners. Last week clergy and laity from across the country gathered in Chillicothe, Ohio, for a three-day... read more »

Posted by Leigh Finnegan on July 14, 2014

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