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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

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

Organizing for local church involvement

Grassroots team will offer tips on Aug. 16 conference call

Will explain how enhanced ability and attention to organizing help local congregations become more involved. read more »

by the Rev. Dr. Jackson Day
on August 12, 2013

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

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

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

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

Henry-Crowe to lead General Board of Church & Society

Appointment will be effective in February

Board of Directors 'overwhelmingly' affirms consensus of Search Committee, says Bishop Hoshibata. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on July 29, 2013

Henry-Crowe ‘left indelible mark on religious life’

Emory president says she built model for how to care for spiritual needs

Most lasting contribution may be reinforcing Emory’s Methodist heritage while leading interfaith ministry. read more »

July 29, 2013

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