Burning sacred havens

We must be vigilant against unspeakable acts of hatred

6 suggestions as to how those with Methodist heritage should respond to racially charged turmoil of recent weeks. read more »

by the Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary, General Board of Church & Society
on July 10, 2015

United Methodists welcome health-care ruling

ACA insurance subsidies approved by 6-3 Supreme Court ruling

Some annual conferences have seen Affordable Care Act as game changer that relieves them, local churches of a huge financial burden. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on June 29, 2015

Charleston, S.C., shootings deplored

Social-justice agency condemns gun violence, racism

9 victims killed during weekly Bible study at a church whose centuries-long history includes notable civil-rights involvement. read more »

June 29, 2015

Inconsistent impact

A reflection on Social Principles Consultation in Washington, D.C.

All too often, statements stimulate debate, dissension among United Methodists instead of being unifying set of principles. read more »

by the Rev. Dan Dick
on May 15, 2015

Social Principles help restore hope

Nigeria discusses United Methodist social-concerns statements

Social Principles have raised consciousness of annual conference on matters of faith and practice, says Central Nigeria Conference superintendent. read more »

by the Rev. Ande Emmanuel
on April 24, 2015

What do we mean by ‘principle’?

Reflection on Social Principles listening session in Abuja, Nigeria

Social Principles critically important to help define what we value, but we do not have statements we need. read more »

by the Rev. Dan Dick
on April 13, 2015

Driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants

Minnesota Bishop Ough joins other faith leaders in support

Letter sent to members of Minnesota House Transportation Policy & Finance Committee supports legislation to authorize. read more »

by Christa Meland
on April 13, 2015

Law could lead to discrimination

Statement from Bishop Mueller on Arkansas’ ‘Religious Freedom Restoration Act’

Governor urged to make vigorous effort to make it explicitly clear legislation cannot be used to deny individuals basic civil rights. read more »

by Bishop Gary Mueller
on April 02, 2015

Strengthening ties that bind

United Methodist Women awards grant to Justice for Our Neighbors

$50,000 grant divided among four JFON sites: Northern Illinois, Iowa, West Michigan, Southeastern Michigan. read more »

by Laura Sonnenmark
on April 02, 2015

Ruling on net neutrality praised

Faith groups thank Federal Communications Commission

Letter says protections will assure Internet openness, are essential for faith community to function, connect with members. read more »

April 02, 2015

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