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Social Principles consultations to set process

8 planned: 6 in Central Conferences, 2 in U.S. to evaluate global relevancy

Philippines consultation added, Nigeria dates to be determined, some deadlines to apply change. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on August 25, 2014

Applicants sought for Social Principles consultations

7 planned: 5 in Central Conferences, 2 in U.S.

Consultations will determine process for how to make Social Principles more succinct, theologically founded, globally relevant. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on July 30, 2014

Going green

Technology advances help United Methodists care for God’s good creation

United Methodist Building, Highland UMC, Raleigh, N.C., among many trying to improve environmental stewardship. read more »

by Michael Moore and Wayne Rhodes
on July 03, 2014

EPA Clean Power Plan ‘much needed’

Social-justice agency says 'much-overdue commitment'

For first time would cut carbon pollution from existing power plants, largest source of greenhouse gasses. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on June 03, 2014

A ‘sobering reminder’

Report documents wide-ranging effects on communities across U.S.

National Climate Assessment valuable resource on impact of overconsumption, according to social-justice agency. read more »

May 13, 2014

Black caucus commits to increase advocacy

General Commission on Religion & Race to monitor progress

Advocacy work outside church’s 4 walls, gives meaning to what’s happening within them, declares BMCR chair. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on May 13, 2014

A prayer for creation

Give thanks for beauty of God's creation, sacredness of water

April 24 webinar will look at ‘Sacredness of Water,’ provide chance to learn from others engaged in creation ministries. read more »

by John Hill
on April 22, 2014

Global relevance of Social Principles

Agency approves process to consider revision depending on funding

5 consultations to help determine how to make statements more succinct, theologically founded, globally relevant. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on March 14, 2014

Science, faith not incompatible

9th Evolution Weekend Feb. 7–9

Effort to address head on whether Christianity is called into question by Darwin’s ideas. read more »

by Sam Hodges
on February 04, 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

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