2014 legislative priorities

Social justice agency announces congressional advocacy agenda

Rooted in United Methodist Social Principles, priorities include items in recent headlines, some holdovers from 2013. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 08, 2014

Prayer vigil at Conroe, Texas, prison

United Methodist pastor concerned for detainees on hunger strike

Strikers demand better food, end to overcrowding, just treatment in privately run prison. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on April 08, 2014

How to experience new life as denomination

Time to view UMC racial/ethnic diversity differently

Historic gathering in St. Louis of boards of United Methodist Church's 5 U.S.-based ethnic caucuses. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on April 08, 2014

Christian, Jewish leaders resume dialogue

Discuss strategies to strengthen relationships despite disagreements

First meeting since 2012 letter asked Congress to investigate Israel’s use of U.S. military aid. read more »

April 08, 2014

New investment fund alternative

Equities Social Values Plus Fund will add screening criteria

General Board of Pension & Health Benefits fund looks at unsustainable human-rights and/or environmental practices. read more »

April 08, 2014

Use technology for social, economic development

Agency urges denomination to exploit low-cost communications

United Methodist Communications releases discussion paper on using technology for social good. read more »

March 26, 2014

One Great Hour of Sharing

March 30 Special Sunday supports UMCOR

Relief agency offers devotional, other resources to tell its story. read more »

March 26, 2014

Invitation to repentance

Perfect season to begin fasting, prayer and repenting

We must repent to Native American and indigenous persons of the world for atrocities committed throughout history, and being committed today. read more »

by the Rev. Glen Chebon Kernell Jr.
on March 25, 2014

Grants available for innovative initiatives

CORR Action Fund seeks programs to increase intercultural competency

General Commission on Religion & Race offers $20,000–$80,000 to enable vital conversations about race, systemic equity. read more »

March 25, 2014

‘Leader of leaders’ dies

Former president of GBCS, Council of Bishops

Bishop Bob Morgan twice oversaw merger of annual conferences, mentored several current bishops. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on March 25, 2014

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