• Word from Winkler — The ‘bliss point’

    Serious measures needed to protect society by limiting sugar, salt and fat poured into food and beverages. Read More
  • Green roof sprouts on United Methodist Building

    Environmentally friendly, energy-saving vegetation absorbs water, filters pollutants. Read More
  • Health-care reform and churches

    New law different from what currently being done, but ‘potential is huge,’ according to one conference treasurer. Read More
  • Martin case increases race concerns

    Hope raised that persons of Christian faith will help guide conversation in thoughtful and prayerful ways. Read More

Food, Environment, Health insurance, Racism, Labor rights, Korea, Immigration, Philippines, Prisons

Word from Winkler — The ‘bliss point’

Serious measures needed to protect society by limiting sugar, salt and fat poured into food and beverages. read more»

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society on July 18, 2013

Green roof sprouts on United Methodist Building

Sustainability programs implemented throughout building

Environmentally friendly, energy-saving vegetation absorbs water, filters pollutants. read more»

by Michelle Whittaker on July 18, 2013

Health-care reform and churches

Affordable Care Act likely will affect church finances, employee benefits for years to come

New law different from what currently being done, but ‘potential is huge,’ according to one conference treasurer. read more»

by Heather Hahn on July 18, 2013

Martin case increases race concerns

Many seek peace, answers at their houses of worship

Hope raised that persons of Christian faith will help guide conversation in thoughtful and prayerful ways. read more»

by Kathy Gilbert on July 18, 2013

A toxic brew

A teachable moment we dare not waste

Economic scarcity, racial profiling, escalating violence and community destabilization are at the heart of the killing of Trayvon Martin. read more»

by Bishop Ken Carter on July 18, 2013

A David vs. Goliath fight

United Methodists take heart in Hyatt labor agreement

Northern Illinois, California-Nevada conferences officially supported hotel workers ‘valiant fight.’ read more»

by Linda Bloom on July 18, 2013

Change U.S. policy toward North Korea

National Council of Churches in Korea meets with U.S. State Dept.

Delegation urges signing peace treaty to formally replace 1953 Korean War armistice. read more»

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action on July 18, 2013

Condemn prolonged solitary confinement

Open letter to California governor supports prisoners’ hunger strike

800 clergy, religious leaders sign letter, more signatures accepted through Aug. 1. read more»

July 18, 2013

Creation Justice Ministries

National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program to branch off on own

Ministry focus remains working through education, training and public witness to protect God’s people and planet. read more»

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action on July 18, 2013

Fight for socio-economic rights

Mindset must be changed to seek enforcement from government

Right that has no remedy is not a right, retired Philippines chief justice, a United Methodist, declares. read more»

by Leila Salaverria on July 18, 2013

‘I lost my ID’

A reflection on Romans 3:17-4:1

Inconvenience of temporarily losing a driver’s license raises awareness of what it is like to be undocumented in the U.S. read more»

by Elizabeth Murray on July 18, 2013

Silent no longer

Sunday School class protests new form of segregation in Georgia

Stands against undocumented youths being kept from learning and life opportunities. read more»

by Adult Sunday School Class, Oconee Street United Methodist Church, Athens, Ga. on July 18, 2013

UMW commends Obama on climate plan

Praises large-scale changes proposed, but concerns remain

Need to transform economy, energy needs and sources, and relationship with natural world. read more»

July 18, 2013

Students join peace and justice communities

Ohio Wesleyan, American University ‘residences’ target injustices

Students at United Methodist-related universities giving voice to unheard. read more»

by Natalie Bannon on July 18, 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