I’m Just Sorry

Hailey, Youth Participant Davidson UMC June 2013 I’m sorry I’m not like you I’m sorry I’m not like you. But why do you make fun of me? Why do you treat me as less than you? You make me want to cry. I... read more»

Posted by Alex Larson on July 15, 2013

Deportations Create Issues for Mexican Border Towns

We do not always see it, but there are repercussions from the United States’ immigration policies for our neighbor, Mexico. In 2012 alone, the Obama Administration deported 409,849 undocumented immigrants, many of whom left behind U.S. American born children. More people have been deported during Obama's presidency than ever... read more»

Posted by Elizabeth Murray on July 10, 2013

Border Security and the Christian Faith

Duke Divinity students participate in communion at the U.S./Mexico border. One of the most common phrases you hear in the Senate immigration debate is “border security.” This is one of the few things that many Republicans and Democrats find common ground. They want to secure the... read more»

Posted by Elizabeth Murray on June 26, 2013

Graduation and Sending Forth

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. — Edward Everett Hale United Methodist Seminar Program offers experiential exercises encouraging participants... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on June 06, 2013

Gosnell’s actions are reprehensible

The verdict has been released and Doctor Kermit Gosnell has been convicted of the grisly murder of newborn babies who will only ever be known as Baby A, Baby C, Baby D and Baby E. He was also found guilty of the drug overdose of a Bhutanese immigrant, Karnamaya Mongar.... read more»

Posted by General Board of Church and Society on May 14, 2013

Peace with Justice

"When I pray for peace, I pray not only that the enemies of my own country may cease to want war, but above all that my country will cease to do the things that make war inevitable." Thomas Merton As I walked through my neighborhood pharmacy to pick up a... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on April 30, 2013

Caring for All of God’s Creation

"…All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. Men and women did not weave the web of life; they are merely strands in it. Whatever one does to the web, one does to oneself." ... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on April 15, 2013

Safe Communities, Safe Schools, Ban Assault Weapons

On April 9 people of faith will come together and ask for something rare in Washington, DC: leadership. We want our Senators to lead us into a new day where our children and our communities are safe from senseless gun violence. But they will not lead unless they hear from you.... read more»

Posted by Bill Mefford on April 03, 2013

Is The Body Poisoned?

Yesterday, as we do every Wednesday, residents of the Methodist Building gathered to worship in the Simpson Chapel. Having celebrated communion, we had remaining consecrated elements with which we could extend Christ’s table. Across the street, the Supreme Court was hearing arguments on DOMA, the Defense of Marriage... read more»

Posted by Amee Paparella on March 28, 2013

The Belly Soliloquy: The Faithful Response

Jesus said, “those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I have come to call not the righteous but sinners to repentance” (5:32). Our world is filled with younger and older sons and daughters. What will it take for all of us... read more»

Posted by Lauren Blitz on March 27, 2013

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