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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

Global relevance of Social Principles

Agency approves process to consider revision depending on funding

5 consultations to help determine how to make statements more succinct, theologically founded, globally relevant. read more »

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

Prayer for the peoples of Ukraine

A prayer to the Lord for justice and peace

Prayer hopes all who govern will create space for thoughtful, non-violent ways forward. read more »

by Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary, General Board of Church & Society
on March 05, 2014

New Social Principles bulletin inserts

'Information Technology,' 'Media Violence,' 'Sexual Orientation,' 'Tobacco' added

Free resource downloadable from General Board of Church & Society website offers 36 Social Principles. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on January 15, 2014

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