Peace with Justice

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

The Belly Soliloquy: Part II – The Older Son

[He] will have to do with less for his brother to have enough. We are told that the father had two sons. Both of them have different weaknesses. Although they aren’t tempted by the same things, they both seem to reach for more than right relationship with God... read more»

Posted by Lauren Blitz on March 21, 2013

Week(s) in Review Jan. 28 - Feb. 8

As Jim Winkler mentioned in his column last week, it's been a very significant two weeks for several justice issues. The Boy Scouts of America said Feb. 6 that it needed more time for a "deliberate review" of its policy banning gay Scouts and leaders. (UMNS file photo by Mike... read more»

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on February 11, 2013

A Promise Fulfilled

This past Sunday in Oklahoma City, a promise decades in the making was fulfilled: Donald Gilliard came to worship at Quayle United Methodist Church.  Mr. Gilliard, a skilled stage director and performer, has been a part of the Quayle family since the mid -1990s.  Yet having been... read more»

Posted by Laura Markle Downton on July 25, 2012

Missin’ Out on May Day?!

On May 1st of 1999 I left Manila, Philippines early in the morning, somewhat frustrated that I will miss out on May Day workers’ rallies and actions. I was headed for a meeting of the UMC Concern for Workers Task Force in Oregon. After I checked into the hotel and... read more»

Posted by Rev. Dr. Israel Alvaran on May 01, 2012

Young theologians gather in Nairobi

On December 4-9, 2011 over sixty young theologians from across Africa gathered for the third All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) Theological Institute.  They were joined by representatives from Sweden and the Philippines as well as facilitators and lecturers from the General Board of Church and Society in Washington DC,... read more»