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Support Employment Non-Discrimination Act

40 faith groups sign letter to Senate

Call act measured, common-sense solution to ensure workers judged on merits, not on personal characteristics like sexual orientation or gender identity. read more »

July 11, 2013

Celebrate Nelson Mandela July 18

Resources available to plan 3-pronged event

South African’s birthday chosen to underscore life, legacy, values. read more »

July 11, 2013

Affirmative action upheld

Supreme Court says race can be considered in admissions

Decision recognizes legitimacy, compelling interest in using affirmative action to promote diversity. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on July 01, 2013

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

Mississippi United Methodists remember

Myrlie Evers honors pastors who signed statement 50 years ago

‘Born of Conviction’ precipitated by racial discord, and ‘genuine dilemma’ facing persons of Christian conscience. read more »

by the Rev. Maxie Dunnam
on June 14, 2013

March is Women’s History Month

Everyone can be an agent of change!

When we approach history focusing only on extraordinary individuals, we forget the movements that enabled them to claim the leadership roles that God created for them and thousands of others who participated. read more »

by Susan Burton
on March 12, 2013

New ministry model work continues

Board of General Commission on Religion & Race focusing on 3 areas

Directors target vital congregations, institutional equity and inter-cultural competency. read more »

March 12, 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

The Cross and the Lynching Tree

The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls... read more »

Posted on February 26, 2013

The Warmth of Other Suns

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson From World War I to the 1970s, some six million black Americans fled the American South for an uncertain existence in the urban North and West. They left all they knew and took a leap of faith that they might find freedom... read more »

Posted on February 26, 2013

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