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Inconsistent impact

A reflection on Social Principles Consultation in Washington, D.C.

All too often, statements stimulate debate, dissension among United Methodists instead of being unifying set of principles. read more »

by the Rev. Dan Dick
on May 15, 2015

Fossil fuels divested

Historic Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew removes from endowment

Unanimous decision of N.Y. congregation based on ethical, financial factors. read more »

May 15, 2015

Social Principles help restore hope

Nigeria discusses United Methodist social-concerns statements

Social Principles have raised consciousness of annual conference on matters of faith and practice, says Central Nigeria Conference superintendent. read more »

by the Rev. Ande Emmanuel
on April 24, 2015

‘Seizing an alternative’

Global conference for planet June 4-7

1,000 presenters from 30 countries to discuss toward an ecological civilization in Claremont, Calif. read more »

April 24, 2015

What do we mean by ‘principle’?

Reflection on Social Principles listening session in Abuja, Nigeria

Social Principles critically important to help define what we value, but we do not have statements we need. read more »

by the Rev. Dan Dick
on April 13, 2015

Earth Day April 22

'Have You Anything Here to Eat?'

United Methodist-targeted resource from Creation Justice Ministries focuses on food connection to changing climate. read more »

by Emily Kvalheim
on April 02, 2015

Creation care as God’s mandate

‘Environmental Resurrection: Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters,’ April 24-25

8th annual conference will help people understand care for other people, for justice intimately tied to treatment of all of creation. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on April 02, 2015

$120,000 in grants approved

Henry-Crowe identifies 5 challenges to denomination

Board addresses Native American issues, gender-based violence, United Methodist Building history, report on Social Principles consultations. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on March 16, 2015

A ‘right to hope’

Panel on climate change and human rights

World Council of Churches chief executive said hope should not be passive waiting, but part of active process towards justice and peace. read more »

March 16, 2015

Some pros, some cons

A reflection on the Social Principles consultations

Ministry, mission enhanced because denomination says something about important challenges in our world. read more »

by the Rev. Becca Girrell
on February 10, 2015

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