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

Oklahoma to address prejudice

Conference Commission on Religion & Race workshop Oct. 4

Filmmaker to lead ‘Moving Beyond Prejudice’ to help people deal with their biases about people who are not like themselves. 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

Standing on the side of love

Movement gaining momentum to stop deportations

4 times as many people arrested July 31 as faith community raises moral voice on behalf of human rights for immigrants. read more »

by C. Sol Cotto
on August 15, 2014

‘Robin Williams’ death once could have been mine’

A personal reflection about depression

‘Ministry of presence’ seems like perfect calling for church of Jesus Christ, United Methodist communicator says. read more »

by Cynthia Astle
on August 15, 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

Stating the obvious

Sacred worth of women and girls

How long will we excuse practices that harm women and girls in the name of religious freedom? read more »

by Courtney Fowler
on July 30, 2014

The young of the world

Pray for rescue of children from so many horrors

United Methodist Social Principles say children must be protected from economic physical, emotional and sexual exploitation and abuse. read more »

by Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary, General Board of Church & Society
on July 11, 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

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