• Word from Winkler — A paradoxical experience

    Although the reality of social ills is hard to ignore, most local churches make little or no mention of social justice — often in an attempt not to offend someone. Read More
  • ‘Every day 9/11 in Congo’

    UMC wants to pursue sustainable peace affirming human dignity, protecting natural resources and human rights, according to social-justice agency executive. Read More
  • Crossing boundaries

    Bronx, N.Y., congregation deliberate in mission to erase boundaries: racial, cultural, gender, class, generational, etc. Read More
  • ‘We need intervention of the Church’

    United Methodist Church feels called to help alleviate trauma in country in crisis. Read More

Congo, Criminal justice, Peace talks, Egypt, Iran, Maternal health, Addictions, March on Washington

Word from Winkler — A paradoxical experience

Although the reality of social ills is hard to ignore, most local churches make little or no mention of social justice — often in an attempt not to offend someone. read more»

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society on August 19, 2013

‘Every day 9/11 in Congo’

Rape, plunder, forced dislocation are weapons of war

UMC wants to pursue sustainable peace affirming human dignity, protecting natural resources and human rights, according to social-justice agency executive. read more»

by Pierre Omadjela on August 19, 2013

Crossing boundaries

New Day UMC seamlessly combines social justice with Word of God

Bronx, N.Y., congregation deliberate in mission to erase boundaries: racial, cultural, gender, class, generational, etc. read more»

by Garlinda Burton on August 19, 2013

‘We need intervention of the Church’

GBCS staff meets with DRC ministers to discuss health programs

United Methodist Church feels called to help alleviate trauma in country in crisis. read more»

by Pierre Omadjela on August 19, 2013

U.S. Attorney General targets mass incarceration

Social-justice agency praises Holder’s vow to address racial disparities

U.S. system's ineffectiveness, unsustainability, tremendous cost cited as reasons to change. read more»

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action on August 19, 2013

Much ado about nothing

Reflections on the latest Israeli/Palestinian ‘peace talks’

Methodist Liaison in Palestine & Israel prays for miracle in ‘ravaged land.’ read more»

by Janet Lahr Lewis on August 19, 2013

Take action now!

Tell Congress to invest in mothers, families

In July House Appropriations Committee approved foreign assistance cuts of up to 23% for maternal health and family-planning programs. read more»

by Katey Zeh on August 19, 2013

Interim charity or long-term justice

A reflection on Luke 10:36

When justice acts as the arm of love, it always costs more: It may mean holding hands with people you never reached for or touched before. read more»

by William McClain on August 19, 2013

Prayers for Egypt

World Council of Churches seeks healing, justice, peace for all

17 churches burnt and over 600 people killed following Aug.14 clashes. read more»

August 19, 2013

2013 World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel

‘Common witness’ observances will occur Sept. 22–28

People of faith encouraged to participate in worship services, educational events, acts of advocacy in support of just peace for Israelis and Palestinians. read more»

August 19, 2013

Jerusalem Prayer for 2013

Christian churches in Holy City ‘pray for hope where hopelessness reigns’

Churches in Jerusalem annually issue joint prayer for use during World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel, Sept. 22–28. read more»

August 19, 2013

‘Cautious optimism’ follows Iranian election

New president campaigned on promise of moderation

U.S. House letter represents unprecedented call for diplomacy with Iran, both in terms of raw numbers and level of bipartisan support. read more»

by Caroline Cohn on August 19, 2013

‘Understanding Addiction & Supporting Recovery’

Aug. 27 webinar to offer strategies, tools for clergy, other congregational leaders

Seminar offered by Clergy Education & Training Project of the National Assn. for Children of Alcoholics, American Assn. of Pastoral Counselors, with support from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration. read more»

August 19, 2013

‘Provocative’ March on Washington documentary

PBS to air story behind historic event Aug. 27

Film, narrated by Denzel Washington, includes interviews with key players from Dr. King’s inner circle. read more»

August 19, 2013

Seminar Designer sought

U.M. Seminars for National & International Affairs

Position in Washington, D.C., designs seminars to address social-justice subjects selected by attendees. read more»

July 01, 2013