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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

Stop irresponsible threats

Letter to Congress condemns ‘inaccurate’ rhetoric

Negotiations on Iran nuclear future approaching Nov. 24 deadline for comprehensive deal. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on November 13, 2014

Social Principles consultations begun

Applications still open for Prague, U.S.

Consultations to consider how to make United Methodist Social Principles more succinct, theologically founded, globally relevant. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on November 04, 2014

Ethnic Local Church grants deadline Jan. 10

$48,500 awarded to 4 ministries in 2014

Grants strengthen local churches through education, advocacy or leadership development in social justice. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on October 10, 2014

2 Ethnic Local Church grants awarded

Climate, indigenous peoples focal points of social-justice agency fall meeting

Agency chief executive identifies 7 future concerns mandate must address. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on October 02, 2014

‘Things That Make for Peace’

Seminar explores ‘inextricable links of peace, just development’

Intersection of basic needs — food, water, health — with issues of gender, climate insecurity, conflict focus of Church Center for the U.N. peace program. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on October 02, 2014

Social Principles consultations to set process

8 planned: 6 in Central Conferences, 2 in U.S. to evaluate global relevancy

Philippines consultation added, Nigeria dates to be determined, some deadlines to apply change. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on August 25, 2014

Applicants sought for Social Principles consultations

7 planned: 5 in Central Conferences, 2 in U.S.

Consultations will determine process for how to make Social Principles more succinct, theologically founded, globally relevant. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on July 30, 2014

Israel/Palestine

As United Methodists, we are committed to the achievement of “a world community that is a fellowship of persons who honestly love one another.” In order to create such a world, we believe that there should be justice and peace in every nation and respect for all people... Read More

Black caucus commits to increase advocacy

General Commission on Religion & Race to monitor progress

Advocacy work outside church’s 4 walls, gives meaning to what’s happening within them, declares BMCR chair. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on May 13, 2014

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