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Simon of Cyrene and Mary McLeod Bethune: A Lenten Reflection

In the stories I heard growing up, Simon of Cyrene was a black man. While the association may stem from Cyrene’s location in North Africa (modern-day Libya), its power lies in racial experience. Black folk claim Simon with reference not to geography but to identity. Simon’s... read more »

Posted by Jeania Ree Moore on March 21, 2017

A Monument for the Living

The Vietnam Women’s Memorial stands as a testament to the service and sacrifice of American women in the Vietnam War. Weighing one ton and standing over six feet tall, the life-size bronze sculpture honors the 265,000 women who volunteered to serve in the Vietnam War, the majority as nurses... read more »

Posted by Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe on March 16, 2017

The Band of Brothers and Sisters

This mural is located right before we enter into the worship hall of the First United Methodist Church in Flushing, NY. The images within the cross represent a campaign we began last year called the ‘Band of Brothers & Sisters.’ The ‘bands’ inspiration and heart came... read more »

Posted by Rev. Chongho James Kim on March 08, 2017

Reflections on Transfiguration

As the Christian cycle moves from the winter light of Epiphany toward the spring light of Lent days grow longer and nights shorter. In this gradual movement the signs of light are varied in their beauty and clarity. Some light glimmers like the new fake candles that are a little... read more »

Posted by Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe on February 26, 2017

A Prayer for General Conference 2016

Christ of creation and legislation, who appoints seasons of rest and days to labor, who watches and waits, sees and acts, We are here. We recall your influence consistently working for good in ways that are not always obvious. We recognize your persuasive presence more real than what we choose... read more »

Posted by Rev. Neal Christie on May 14, 2016

Jesus Christ, Risen

Dear Friends of the General Board of Church and Society, Greetings in the name of Jesus our Hope and Salvation! On Easter Sunday and in the weeks to follow, we proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, risen.  The message of the resurrection is central to our understanding of... read more »

Posted by Bishop Robert Hoshibata on March 25, 2016

Putting our faith into climate action

Warm Hearts, Cool Climate week 2

Coupling advocacy with individual efforts, United Methodists are walking the talk and caring for creation. read more »

October 20, 2015

Sexual ethics in UMC website

General Commission on Status & Role of Women relaunches umsexualethics.org

Offers resources for victims, individuals walking alongside them, those accused, and conference leaders charged with handling cases of sexual misconduct. read more »

October 20, 2015

Preserving African-American Methodist heritage

Part of Methodism since it arrived on American shores

Journey from deference to dignity, through trials to moments of triumph intricately bound in denomination's story. read more »

by Jay Rollins
on October 20, 2015

Young adult internships

Faith-based program in U.S. capital

Opportunity to gain valuable professional advocacy experience, increase leadership skill, strengthen Christian walk. read more »

October 20, 2015

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