Word from Winkler — Nelson Mandela

Methodists should be particularly proud that Mandela’s life has been somewhat intertwined with our denomination. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on June 14, 2013

Task force on human rights, investment ethics

To evaluate how U.N. Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights can be adopted

General Conference resolution sets primary objective to identify how investments are supporting entities accused of contributing to human-rights violations. read more »

April 19, 2013

Women share real-life challenges

57th meeting of Commission on Status of Women at U.N.

United Methodist Women, General Boards of Church & Society, Global Ministries active during conference that rang with calls for gender equality. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on March 21, 2013

Everyone can be great! Everyone can be an agent of change!

"We don't accomplish anything in this world alone…and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something." Sandra... read more »

Posted by Susan Burton on March 07, 2013

Justice Matters Week in Review - January 14-21

The words and actions of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were infused into all the activities of the last week. Here's what was going on: Jasmine's Story highlights how our broken U.S. Immigrations System is tearing apart families. January 21 was the official observance of Martin Luther... read more »

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on January 24, 2013

Interfaith delegation from Congo in U.S.

Seeks help to end ‘massive human rights violations’

United Methodist Bishop Ntambo in group, including civil society, calling on U.N., members of Congress to end 2 decades of violence. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on September 04, 2012

A transformative trip

4 summer interns share insights into trip to U.N.

18-member group learns about Church Center for U.N., Alma Matthews House, UNICEF, visits Sri Lanka Mission. read more »

August 13, 2012

Israel refuses to cooperate

Special Rapporteur reports to U.N. Human Rights Council

Cites Israel’s use of administrative detention, expansion of settlements and related violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinians. read more »

August 06, 2012

New ministry approach

Missioners to combine medical mission with advocacy for justice in the Philippines

When short-term mission trips are integrated as part of a congregation’s overall ministry and engaged correctly, they can be a powerful witness for the Good News of Jesus Christ. read more »

August 06, 2012

Support Haiti housing rights

Sign petition from aid, human-rights organizations urging plan to address crisis

New United Methodist resolution recognizes need for Haitians to lead reconstruction efforts of their country. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on August 06, 2012

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