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‘Race & Theology’

Book addresses how racism manifests itself in society and the church

Discusses how U.S. has claimed to be God’s chosen nation, yet continues to practice racial discrimination and white privilege. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on February 08, 2013

A new thing for a new season

A reflection on Isaiah 43:19 and the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

We all stand on the shoulders of others who paid a heavy price for whatever blessings and progress we enjoy in the present. read more »

by Bishop Marcus Matthews
on February 04, 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

35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say- Companion Guide Included

35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say by Maura Cullen Have you ever heard yourself or someone else say: "Some of my best friends are... (Black, White, Asian, etc.)"? "I don't think of you as... (Gay, Disabled, Jewish, etc.)"? "I don't see color, I'm colorblind"? These statements and dozens... read more »

Posted on January 10, 2013

Two Mrs. Gibsons

Two Mrs. Gibsons by Toyomi Igus      • Tribute to the author’s mother and grandmother.
    • Celebrates the richness of growing up biracial.

Posted on January 10, 2013

‘Do the right thing’

Talbert cautions that sometimes the church doesn't always do so

At Multicultural Conference, bishop relates struggle to eliminate United Methodist language disparaging to gays to that for striking racism. read more »

by Annette Spence
on December 13, 2012

Whoever You Are

Whoever You Are by Mem Fox Exploration of differences between children of the world in light of the more important similarities “Joys are the same, /  love is the same. / Pain is the same, / and blood is the same.”

Posted on December 11, 2012

All the Colors We Are

All the Colors We Are by Katie Kissinger  
• The color of our skin comes from our ancestors, the sun, and the pigment melanin. With magnificent photographs and clear, engaging language, this bilingual book answers the "what and why" questions children love to ask.  

Posted on December 11, 2012

Valuing Work, Valuing Workers

I want to remind you THAT GOD CARES about injustice, about oppression, about exploitation. Bishop Desmond Tutu We Methodists have the distinct privilege of continuing a journey towards justice that our Methodist forebearers began of church leaders committed to engendering personal and social holiness throughout our society. September is particularly... read more »

Posted by Susan Burton on September 28, 2012

Social Principles Bulletin Inserts

The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) has developed bulletin inserts featuring individual United Methodist Social Principles. The resource, designed to be included in church worship bulletins, can be downloaded for free from the agency’s website. The bulletin inserts are in two colors that will reproduce excellently... read more »

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