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Mary Magdalene (John 20:11-18, Psalm 56:8)

Mary Magdalene's devotion to Jesus is demonstrated all throughout Scripture. She is one of the women with Jesus and the 12 disciples from the onset of the ministry in Galilee; she is at the cross during the crucifixion, and she is at the tomb where we find her for this... read more »

Posted by Rose Farhat on April 09, 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

Expectant tears

A Lenten reflection on Hannah in the Temple (1 Samuel 1:4-20)

No feeling of inadequacy can diminish that all of us are children of God with sacred worth. read more »

by Katey Zeh
on April 08, 2014

Mary Magdalene

A Lenten reflection on John 20:11-18, Psalm 56:8

Put your emotions aside, put your own solutions aside, let Christ's silence do the work, then listen as he speaks to your heart. read more »

by Rose Farhat
on April 08, 2014

The woman with the issue of blood (Luke 8:43-48, Micah 6:8)

This passage is another illustration of Christ’s powerful use of silence and the spoken word. Christ’s compassion goes out to one who became desperate as she faced circumstances that caused her to want to be invisible: not seen, heard or noticed. As though she does not... read more »

Posted by Rose Farhat on April 04, 2014

The woman caught in adultery (John 8:1-11)

Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Indeed, with the tongue, we can acknowledge the common dignity all humans bear, and we can break the silence that enables fear, intimidation and the drawing of deep lines of separation. Similarly, silence, as we shall see Jesus demonstrate, can... read more »

Posted by Rose Farhat on March 30, 2014

Protect the common good

Hobby Lobby case goes beyond contraception

Healthy Families, Healthy Planet director says letting employer restrict access imposes on religious freedom. read more »

by Katey Zeh
on March 26, 2014

Education, Gender, Maternal Health

United Methodist agencies take part in event at 58th Commission on the Status of Women

Panel addresses lingering question on how to realize social justice for women despite structural and cultural barriers they still face or witness. read more »

March 26, 2014

Mandate to end child abuse

United Methodist positions support adoption, family as basic community

Call us to educate, advocate to end abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. read more »

by Susan Greer Burton
on March 26, 2014

The widow of Nain (Luke 7:11-17)

Accompanied by a large crowd, Jesus enters a small town, and in the midst of all the people, Jesus' heart goes out to a woman whose life has changed tremendously. It is likely that she did not notice Jesus because she may have been in shock: Her only child was... read more »

Posted by Rose Farhat on March 25, 2014

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