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United Methodist message: ‘Suspend deportations’

Across the country faith groups prayed the Obama administration would suspend deportations. read more »

by Kathy Gilbert
on April 22, 2014

‘Building Healthy Community Partnerships’

2nd Chicago Urban Strategy Summit May 17

Explore what makes healthy partnerships, learn about those with government organizations, police, schools, other churches, funding sources. read more »

April 22, 2014

‘Walking with Palestinian Christians’

Peace conference Aug. 7-8 at Ginghamsburg UMC

United Methodist Kairos Response Summit, Aug. 8-9, will be special partner event. read more »

April 22, 2014

Claremont cuts ties to controversial offspring

Claremont Lincoln University to embrace secular focus

Split ends academic, administrative, fiduciary connections between schools. read more »

by Kathy Gilbert
on April 22, 2014

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

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