$48,500 awarded to 4 ministries in 2014
Grants strengthen local churches through education, advocacy or leadership development in social justice. read more »
Climate, indigenous peoples focal points of social-justice agency fall meeting
Agency chief executive identifies 7 future concerns mandate must address. read more »
United Methodists from around world take part
‘We decided to invite ourselves to crash this [U.N.] party,’ declares organizer McKibben. read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »