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United Methodist Filipinos reflect on Social Principles

2-day discussion articulates issues ‘at once local and global,’ whether too U.S.-centered or geographically narrow. read more »

by Fort Nicolas
on November 22, 2014

17 faith groups meet with EPA Administrator

Deliver over 10,000 comments in support of Clean Power Plan

Urge moving forward with proposed standards for existing power plants to reduce carbon pollution as quickly as possible. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on November 22, 2014

Fiji Methodist takes voyage to Australia

Will attend World Parks Congress

4 vessels represent Pacific voice on securing sustainable future for oceans, islands, people and heritage of region. read more »

November 13, 2014

Social Principles consultations begun

Applications still open for Prague, U.S.

Consultations to consider how to make United Methodist Social Principles more succinct, theologically founded, globally relevant. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on November 04, 2014

Ethnic Local Church grants deadline Jan. 10

$48,500 awarded to 4 ministries in 2014

Grants strengthen local churches through education, advocacy or leadership development in social justice. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on October 10, 2014

2 Ethnic Local Church grants awarded

Climate, indigenous peoples focal points of social-justice agency fall meeting

Agency chief executive identifies 7 future concerns mandate must address. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on October 02, 2014

400,000 people march for climate

United Methodists from around world take part

‘We decided to invite ourselves to crash this [U.N.] party,’ declares organizer McKibben. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on October 02, 2014

‘Things That Make for Peace’

Seminar explores ‘inextricable links of peace, just development’

Intersection of basic needs — food, water, health — with issues of gender, climate insecurity, conflict focus of Church Center for the U.N. peace program. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on October 02, 2014

Curb carbon emissions

Interfaith Summit on Climate Change issues call

30 faith leaders from 21 countries on 6 continents sign statement that urges nations to work ‘constructively towards a far-reaching global climate agreement.’ read more »

October 02, 2014

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

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