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United Methodist Filipinos reflect on Social Principles

2-day discussion articulates issues ‘at once local and global,’ whether too U.S.-centered or geographically narrow. read more »

by Fort Nicolas
on November 22, 2014

Campus ministries offer support, prayers after shootings

3 Florida State students wounded, assailant slain

‘In time of violent chaos, the Church is called to claim its true purpose: to be a sanctuary, a safe place,’ Florida bishop states. read more »

by Sam Hodges
on November 21, 2014

The Church and the crisis in Ukraine

An Interview with Bishop Eduard Khegay

United Methodist bishop is episcopal leader over an area that includes both Russia and Ukraine. read more »

by the Rev. Clayton Childers
on November 21, 2014

‘Rocked my world’

Florida churches fight modern-day slavery

Congregations at times have been slow to respond or restricted efforts to combat sex trade while ignoring problem of forced labor. read more »

by Kathy Steele
on November 21, 2014

Social-justice agency commends president for ‘critical first step’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) has sent a letter to President Obama commending him on his Nov. 20 executive order that extends deferred status to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants. The letter also emphasizes that this executive order is a &ldquo... read more»

November 21, 2014

Challenge accepted

Young-adult missionaries took to the streets of Denver, Colo., this month during "Imagine What's NEXT" to spread words of inspiration via chalk and sidewalks,  Nov. 7-9, a few of us who are missionaries traveled to Denver, Colo., for “Imagine What’s NEXT,” a gathering to... read more »

Posted by Dave Johnson on November 18, 2014

Social-justice agency calls for end to institutional racism in U.S.

The General Board of Church & Society, as an advocate for justice and peace in the United Methodist connection, prayerfully stands with the people of Ferguson, Mo., the Missouri Annual Conference, the state of Missouri, and the nation as we await the grand jury decision concerning the shooting death of... read more»

November 17, 2014

A call to action for United Methodists

Eradicate circumstances that lead to crises such as Ebola

Social-justice agency urges faith-filled determination to prevent future recurrences of such crises, dedicates webpage, will host Nov. 21 conference call. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on November 14, 2014

United Methodist bishops issue Ebola letter

Council urges compassion, not stigmatization in crisis

General Boards of Global Ministries, Church & Society also sign letter. read more »

November 13, 2014

‘Not of 1 mind’

Bishops issue human-sexuality statement

Council acknowledges many contexts around world of denomination, calls United Methodists to prayer for each other, leaders. read more »

November 13, 2014

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