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CORR Action Fund seeks programs to increase intercultural competency

General Commission on Religion & Race offers $20,000–$80,000 to enable vital conversations about race, systemic equity. read more »

March 25, 2014

Clergy urge removal of D.C. NFL team name

United Methodists among signers of letter to NFL, team’s owner

Letter declares ‘derogatory term’ offends many Native Americans read more »

by the Rev. Erik Alsgaard
on February 20, 2014

Black History Month

The Church's response

Mississippi bishop offers insight to important observance that he believes has been overlooked. read more »

by Bishop James Swanson
on February 11, 2014

Celebrating Black History Month

African Americans have played important roles in U.S. history

Resources include analyses of music, worship, daily devotional for observance that has grown from 1 week to 1 month. read more »

by Maggie Jackson
on February 04, 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

Theressa Hoover, trailblazer

United Methodist Women leader, dead at 88

First African-American chief executive of United Methodist Women’s national policymaking body. read more »

by Mary Beth Coudal and Yvette Moore
on January 08, 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

Many connections to Methodism

Nelson Mandela dies at 95

‘As a national and world leader, his name is synonymous with reconciliation.’ read more »

by Linda Bloom
on December 09, 2013

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