Guatemala Christians thwart indigenous religions

Government often fails to protect right of Mayans to practice their beliefs

No religious persecution per se exists in the most populous Central American country, but discrimination creates tension nonetheless. read more »

by the Rev. Manohar James
on January 06, 2012

Native American mascots must go

Time to remove them is long passed

Representations undermine ability of American Indian Nations to portray accurate, respectful images of their culture, spirituality and traditions. read more »

by the Rev. Chebon Kernell
on April 05, 2011

Native American Ministries Sunday 2011

United Methodist Special Sunday May 8

Gifts help develop, strengthen ministries within annual conferences and across the United States. read more »

April 05, 2011

12 ethnic young adults begin internships

Work at social justice ministries in U.S. capital

Summer interns drawn from 11 conferences, all jurisdictions. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on June 08, 2009

South African bishop faces death threats

Shelters Zimbabwe refugees

More than 2,600 refugees are awaiting relocation from Central Methodist Mission refuge in center of Johannesburg. read more »

April 27, 2009

Marianas Islands delegate elected to Congress

Championed by Hawaii District of California-Pacific Conference

Resolution passed in 2004 by The United Methodist Church fulfilled in 2008. read more »

November 25, 2008

The Gullah and resurrection’s call

Culture of slave descendants threatened

The Lowcountry on the U.S.’s southeastern seaboard has been home for hundreds of years to a unique culture now threatened with extinction.

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by Mayuris Alicea
on July 18, 2008

Istanbul Interfaith Pilgrimage of Peace

Registration deadline Aug. 4 for November trip

Tour will visit faith-based mission outreach ministries and include daily study and reflections. read more »

June 13, 2008

Bautista Elected President

Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CONGO)

There is an opportunity to ensure this year that the U.S. halts its use of torture as a form of interrogation. read more »


on January 11, 2008

The UMC and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Tour will visit faith-based mission outreach ministries and include daily study and reflections. read more »

June 29, 2005

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