Gun Control

2013 an amazing year, but 2014 may be better!

Grab some eggnog or hot chocolate, nestle in your favorite chair and let's look back at 2013 ... Wow, what a year! United Methodist engagement in justice ministries has reached sky-high levels. You guys are awesome! Here are a few things we accomplished this year: Over 300 Family Unity Prayer Vigils in... read more»

Posted by Bill Mefford on December 16, 2013

Week(s) in Review Jan. 28 - Feb. 8

As Jim Winkler mentioned in his column last week, it's been a very significant two weeks for several justice issues. The Boy Scouts of America said Feb. 6 that it needed more time for a "deliberate review" of its policy banning gay Scouts and leaders. (UMNS file photo by Mike... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on February 11, 2013

Justice Matters Week in Review - January 14-21

The words and actions of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were infused into all the activities of the last week. Here's what was going on: Jasmine's Story highlights how our broken U.S. Immigrations System is tearing apart families. January 21 was the official observance of Martin Luther... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on January 24, 2013

Today IS the Day to Stop Gun Violence!

Here's something your congregation can do: Pray and act! Like so many of you in church on Sunday, we spent much of our worship praying for comfort and peace for the families devastated by the gun shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. We prayed and we... read more»

Posted by Bill Mefford on December 17, 2012

Now is the time to end senseless gun violence

In an average year, almost 100,000 people are shot or killed with a gun in the United States. On Wednesday, Aug. 1, I urge you to call Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) and tell them to make public safety a priority by reinstating... read more»

Posted by Bill Mefford on July 26, 2012