• Word from Winkler — The method of being Methodists

    However imperfect our denomination’s polity may be, it is accountable, democratic and representative. Read More
  • Congress August recess begins

    Poverty, maternal health, food assistance, God’s creation, health care, immigration, gun violence and criminal-justice reform timely topics of concern. Read More
  • An icon will march again

    United Methodist returns this month with her granddaughters hoping they will learn to stand for what is right. Read More
  • A story of forgiveness

    Issues challenge to forgive at GBCS-led seminar on management and resolution of conflict. Read More

August advocacy, Race, Congo, Gun violence, Immigration, Maternal health, Middle East, Climate

Word from Winkler — The method of being Methodists

However imperfect our denomination’s polity may be, it is accountable, democratic and representative. read more»

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society on August 05, 2013

Congress August recess begins

Opportunity to discuss issues at home

Poverty, maternal health, food assistance, God’s creation, health care, immigration, gun violence and criminal-justice reform timely topics of concern. read more»

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action on August 05, 2013

An icon will march again

12-year-old girl’s picture became symbolic of the March on Washington 50 years ago

United Methodist returns this month with her granddaughters hoping they will learn to stand for what is right. read more»

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action on August 05, 2013

A story of forgiveness

Congo woman loses husband, 4 children to rebels

Issues challenge to forgive at GBCS-led seminar on management and resolution of conflict. read more»

by Pierre Omadjela on August 05, 2013

Bipartisan gun-violence bill has chance

Urge your member of Congress to join 184 co-sponsors

Join letter-drop effort during August to build momentum for crucial background-check legislation. read more»

by Bill Mefford on August 05, 2013

‘Smarter Sentencing Act’ introduced

Bill from Durbin, Lee modernizes drug sentencing policy

Focuses resources on violent offenders, public safety risks. read more»

August 05, 2013

A little different tactic for August

Letter drop highlights focus on House and immigration reform

Churches asked to encourage member of Congress to support just, humane immigration principles. read more»

by Bill Mefford on August 05, 2013

Jewish, Christian, Muslim leaders support Kerry efforts

Voice strong support for ‘determined initiative’ in Middle East

30 faith leaders endorse letter coordinated by National Interreligious Leadership Initiative. read more»

August 05, 2013

Powerful resource on mass incarceration

‘Redemption of the Prosecutor’

Film tells story of Tennessee assistant state attorney general whose faith caused him to question youth’s life sentence. read more»

by Bill Mefford on August 05, 2013

Faith leaders concerned about Syria

Urge President Obama to negotiate solution, don't provide arms

Letter cautions Syria’s ‘rich religious and ethnic tapestry’ at risk of fraying beyond repair. read more»

August 05, 2013

2 windows

Why mercy and justice

Duke Divinity School intern at GBCS reflects on a deep struggle within herself about advocacy work. read more»

by Kelli Kosuda on August 05, 2013

State Dept. opens office for faith-based initiatives

Wesley’s Casey named special adviser to Secretary of State

New office will focus on engagement with faith-based organizations and religious institutions around the world. read more»

August 05, 2013

Bob Edgar Legacy Fund

Common Cause creates fund to honor recently deceased leader

United Methodist served Pennsylvania in Congress for 12 years and also led the National Council of Churches. read more»

August 05, 2013

‘Christian Responses to Climate Change’

Presentation offers basic facts, addresses controversy and consensus

Founder of Earth Justice Ministries seeks to link personal spirituality with social and environmental concerns. read more»

August 05, 2013

Life of Muhammad on PBS Aug. 20

3-part series examines prophet’s life, continued influence

Film charts story of man who in little more than 20 years had a huge impact on the world. read more»

August 05, 2013