2013 legislative priorities

Immigration reform, reducing gun violence, ‘moral federal budget,’ combating human trafficking targeted

Priorities support Christian social concerns and represent areas to which the faith community can bring a unique voice to the legislative process. read more »

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

UMC lacks racial diversity

Efforts not keeping up with reality

U.S. getting younger and more diverse, but United Methodist Church is getting older, less diverse despite intention to do otherwise. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on September 29, 2010

U.S. poverty increases

United Methodist area of focus

U.S. Census Bureau report shows that 14.3% of population lived in poverty last year, up from 13.2% previously. read more »

by Elliott Wright
on September 22, 2010

UN chief’s priorities for 2010

Sustainable development tops list

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's 7 priorities, include Millennium Development Goals, climate change agreement. read more »

January 27, 2010

So, what’s a person to do?

What difference did it make?

Attending annual meeting of U.N. Commission on Status of Women leads to disquieting questions and self-assessment. read more »

by Amory Peck
on August 14, 2009

America’s Children

Contains 40 indicators of well-being

22 federal agencies contribute to data that illustrate both promises and difficulties confronting U.S.’s young people. read more »

July 27, 2009

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

‘Operation Healing Hope’ quilt displayed

Obstetric fistula campaign debuts at Greater New Jersey

Year-long effort targeted at treatable malady affecting 2 million women. read more »

June 08, 2009

Word from Winkler — 3 streams of social concerns

The General Board of Church & Society of The United Methodist Church embodies three important streams of United Methodist social concerns. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on October 26, 2008

On hunger ministries

‘It’s horrendous that we pay so little attention to our senior citizens.’

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by —Gail Buettgenvach (West Michigan)
on August 29, 2008

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