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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

Devastation of deportations must end

United Methodist task force leaders declare in letter to Obama

Bishops call current U.S. immigration policy ‘morally reprehensible,’ say it must end. read more »

by Kathy Gilbert
on March 05, 2014

Immigration reform ‘Standards’ fall short

Step in wrong direction, declares United Methodist social-justice agency

Undocumented immigrants could live legally in U.S., if they meet stringent requirements, tough border-security triggers achieved. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
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

Assembly-line justice

A call to the Church to join public discourse on immigration

U.S. has a need for immigration reform that affirms worth and dignity of all people, says South Carolina clergyman. read more »

by the Rev. Keith Ray II
on January 15, 2014

Word from Winkler — Our call to action

Social Principles are not denomination law, but they influence and/or reflect our views on many matters. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on October 04, 2013

Directors approve grants to ethnic local churches

Contribute $100,000 to expand Imagine No Malaria campaign

Bishop Hoshibata says board has opportunity to address what God wants changed. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on September 27, 2013

Health-care reform and churches

Affordable Care Act likely will affect church finances, employee benefits for years to come

New law different from what currently being done, but ‘potential is huge,’ according to one conference treasurer. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on July 18, 2013

Genes cannot be patented

U.S. Supreme Court reverses 33-year-old decision

For decades, faith community has questioned patenting of God’s creation as ‘marketable commodity.’ read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on June 21, 2013

‘Moral Mondays’ in North Carolina

Nearly 500 arrested since April protesting legislature’s drastic cuts in programs

United Methodist bishops with Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic leaders sign statement against budget cuts. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on June 14, 2013

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