From despair to hope

A pastoral word

God does not meet violence with violence, but rather calls for right relations among humanity. read more »

January 16, 2015

Promoting interreligious dialogue

United Methodist, Muslim young adults talk in Norway

Interaction key part of first United Methodist Ecumenical & Interreligious Training event in Europe. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on January 16, 2015

Georgia clergy oppose ‘Religious Freedom’ bills

Call on state legislators to oppose discriminatory legislation

Warn of dangerous potential for increase in discrimination against people of all backgrounds. read more »

January 16, 2015

The Other Side of Christmas

A reflection on the ‘slaughter of the innocents’

If defense of human rights and shield of religious freedom is to mean anything, its cutting edge has to be formed by strong concern for the fate of persecuted Christians overseas. read more »

by the Rev. Dr. Jacob Dharmaraj
on January 09, 2015

Persecution of Christians reaches historic levels

Conditions suggest worst yet to come

North Korea tops Open Doors World Watch List, but Middle East remains most violent, Africa sees largest increase. read more »

January 09, 2015

Not path to paradise

Scholarly response to ISIS’s most ‘fanatical, inciting opinions’

126 Muslim scholars endorse open letter denouncing inappropriate claims of engaging in jihad, ‘bizarre legal edicts.’ read more »

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

‘AMEN: A Prayer for the World’

6th Caravan Exhibition of Visual Art opens at National Cathedral

Intercultural, interreligious arts initiative bridges Middle East and West, will also travel to New York City. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on September 12, 2014

Saperstein named religious freedom ambassador

National Council of Churches welcomes appointment

First non-Christian to hold U.S. State Dept. position created in 1998. read more »

August 07, 2014

Woman condemned to die for her faith released

Sudan allows Ibrahim to leave country

‘An individual’s embrace of one religion does not in any way express disrespect for other religions,’ says National Council of Churches official. read more »

July 30, 2014

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