Poverty

An Outpouring of Support

The North Cotabato province in the Philippines has been in a state of emergency due to a 7-month drought caused by El Nino. Hunger drove more than 5000 to gather in a peaceful demonstration asking for food assistance from the Philippine government. Their plea for food ended in tragedy as violence... read more»

Posted by Katie Monfortte on April 07, 2016

We should formally measure our Social Principles

Measuring our progress on our denomination’s 72 aspirational Social Principles is powerful, effective management. But are we doing that? The United Methodist Building is on Capitol Hill next to the U.S. Supreme Court and across the street from the Capitol. How many people know that the Americans with... read more»

Posted by David Weaver on December 15, 2013

Me and Them

Dan, Youth Participant Davidson UMC June 2013 Me, certainty of where I’ll sleep, my future, my success Them, uncertainty of everything Me, a bed for a bed Them, a loud city street Me, a blanket for a blanket Them, the clothes off their back Me, a dresser for a... read more»

Posted by Alex Larson on July 15, 2013

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Jared, Youth Participant Davidson UMC June 2013 Starving, lonely, desperate and hopeless. These are the words I’m bound to, words that society uses to define my every day. These words evoke pity and empathy. They are responsible for the helpful yet shallow, futile and patronizing acts of charity. Things... read more»

Posted by Alex Larson on July 15, 2013

I Never Knew

Youth Participant Davidson UMC June 2013 I never knew that people could get food whenever they wanted. I never knew that a bed felt so soft. I never knew that water came out of faucets in people’s houses. I never knew that you could own your own bathroom and... read more»

Posted by Alex Larson on July 15, 2013

New Year: New Consciousness, New Ways of Being

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12: 1-2 As we begin a New Year, we are mindful of the promises and possibilities... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on January 11, 2013

Some Thoughts On Stewardship

This week I got a Stewardship Card in the mail from the church. It mentioned John Wesley’s sermon on “The Use of Money.” I decided to check it out. I started by scanning it. It is long, 10 pages. Never once did it mention mortgage, car... read more»

Posted by Steve Bruck, St. George’s United Methodist Church (Fairfax VA) on October 16, 2012