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Re-envisioning the Social Principles

Reflections on a unique drafting process

15 people gathered at the United Methodist Building last month to take part in a “rewrite” of 2 sections of the Social Principles. read more »

by the Rev. Chris Momany
on September 24, 2015

A holistic gospel call

Radically altered world today warrants new transformative mission principles

Social principles are carried out in context specificity, they have to be communicated in meaningful and contemporary language. read more »

by the Rev. Jacob Dharmaraj
on September 24, 2015

Seminar focuses on peace, reconciliation

Social-justice agency conducts 6th seminar in DRC

65 participants from the South Congo Episcopal Area focus on understanding conflict, sound biblical references. read more »

by Leonard Kabwita Kayombo
on September 24, 2015

Burning sacred havens

We must be vigilant against unspeakable acts of hatred

6 suggestions as to how those with Methodist heritage should respond to racially charged turmoil of recent weeks. read more »

by the Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary, General Board of Church & Society
on July 10, 2015

United Methodists welcome health-care ruling

ACA insurance subsidies approved by 6-3 Supreme Court ruling

Some annual conferences have seen Affordable Care Act as game changer that relieves them, local churches of a huge financial burden. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on June 29, 2015

Charleston, S.C., shootings deplored

Social-justice agency condemns gun violence, racism

9 victims killed during weekly Bible study at a church whose centuries-long history includes notable civil-rights involvement. read more »

June 29, 2015

Inconsistent impact

A reflection on Social Principles Consultation in Washington, D.C.

All too often, statements stimulate debate, dissension among United Methodists instead of being unifying set of principles. read more »

by the Rev. Dan Dick
on May 15, 2015

Social Principles help restore hope

Nigeria discusses United Methodist social-concerns statements

Social Principles have raised consciousness of annual conference on matters of faith and practice, says Central Nigeria Conference superintendent. read more »

by the Rev. Ande Emmanuel
on April 24, 2015

What do we mean by ‘principle’?

Reflection on Social Principles listening session in Abuja, Nigeria

Social Principles critically important to help define what we value, but we do not have statements we need. read more »

by the Rev. Dan Dick
on April 13, 2015

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