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Gun Violence

Whether it happens in the towns of northeastern Nigeria, a suburb in the United States, the streets of Australia, or an office in France, gun violence has become an all-too-often frightening phenomenon. As followers of Jesus, called to live into the reality of God’s dream of... Read More

Let’s all come together

Conference call on gun violence Nov. 9

Bishop Hoshibata to discuss covenant letter he sent to congregations in Desert Southwest Conference. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on October 20, 2015

El Salvador human-rights prosecutions

Briefing Nov. 4 will update on long-standing cases

‘Human Rights Prosecutions & El Salvador’s Justice System’ prompted by renewed interest in cases, both in El Salvador and internationally. read more »

October 20, 2015

Adopt federal fair-chance hiring policies

United Methodist social-justice agency writes to President Obama

Policies would enable people with criminal records to overcome stigma of their past, demonstrate employment qualifications. read more »

October 20, 2015

‘Sentencing Reform & Corrections Act’

Letter praises effort to reduce harsh sentences

40 faith groups call act important step toward fixing federal prison crisis. read more »

October 20, 2015

General Conference 2016

Church and Society has compiled information on selected talking points. This information can be accessed in multiple languages below. English petition information French petition information Portuguese petition information Tagalog petition information   The General Board of Church & Society has submitted the following petitions to the 2016 General Conference. The petitions... read more »

What does it take?

Not an easy question, even for those who proclaim faith in Prince of Peace

Bishop asks all congregations of Desert Southwest Conference to covenant with him to take action. read more »

by Bishop Robert Hoshibata
on October 08, 2015

Ways to stand against gun violence

United Methodist ‘Book of Resolutions’ suggests 11 actions

While we may not agree on a solution, many of us agree there is a problem. read more »

by Joe Iovino
on October 08, 2015

Getting it done!

It's as good a time as any to take notice of some success — yes, success!

From criminal-justice reform to caring for refugees, United Methodists are making a difference. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on October 08, 2015

Have we become numb?

Participation in ‘Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath’ lagging

Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence suggests steps to make change regular conversation topic. read more »

October 08, 2015

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