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I’m Just Sorry

Hailey, Youth Participant Davidson UMC June 2013 I’m sorry I’m not like you I’m sorry I’m not like you. But why do you make fun of me? Why do you treat me as less than you? You make me want to cry. I... read more »

Posted by Alex Larson on July 15, 2013

Peace with Justice

"When I pray for peace, I pray not only that the enemies of my own country may cease to want war, but above all that my country will cease to do the things that make war inevitable." Thomas Merton As I walked through my neighborhood pharmacy to pick up a... read more »

Posted by Susan Burton on April 30, 2013

‘Faith & Mental Health’

Bulletin insert for Mental Health Awareness Month is May

General Boards of Church & Society, Global Ministries develop insert on ‘Creating Caring & Sharing Communities’ to address mental illness. read more »

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

Supply and Demand: Profit over People?

A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark. Chinese proverb “There but for the grace of God go I”, is a phrase that I hear frequently from people reflecting on pain and suffering, and I must admit, it... read more »

Posted by Susan Burton on October 16, 2012

Name mental illness from the pulpit

Jesus cast out ‘demons,’ which seldom get mentioned today

It is important for pastors and congregations to provide support to those who have experienced mental illness. read more »

by Leroy Pickett
on October 12, 2012

Social Principles bulletin inserts available

Free resource downloadable from General Board of Church & Society website

32 bulletin inserts in resource being continuously updated, including by request of local churches. read more »

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

Seeking Justice: Thinking globally, engaging locally

United Methodist Seminar Program offers resources for learning at home

Monthly series provides materials, tools focused on social justice issues to facilitate education for action. read more »

October 04, 2012

Opportunity for faith communities

Young people having hard time coping

It makes little sense to cut back campus and young-adult ministries; it makes more sense to expand this vital mission outreach. read more »

by the Rev. Dr. Beth Cooper
on September 04, 2012

Young adult shootings

General public seems unaware of pressures causing rampages

Students experiencing losses, pressures and mental illness in epidemic proportions on college and university campuses. read more »

by the Rev. Dr. Beth Cooper
on August 27, 2012

How to Become a Caring Community

This resource provides a series of suggestions on steps congregations can take, in the areas of education, covenant, welcome, support, and advocacy on behalf of persons with mental illness and their families, in order to become a United Methodist Caring Community. read more »

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