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Election Day Communion Campaign

Nearly 200 United Methodist congregations among 715 taking part

Sponsors concerned Christians being too shaped by tactics, ideologies of political parties rather than allegiance to Jesus. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on November 02, 2012

A special message about the U.S. election

Exercise your freedom with joy, responsibility

A free society cannot remain free unless its citizens choose to accept and actively support this responsibility, says bishop. read more »

by Bishop Hee-Soo Jung, Wisconsin Annual Conference
on November 02, 2012

A prayer for the U.S. election

‘Call to mind the best that is within us’

Let those who follow your Son Jesus Christ be a peaceable people in the midst of division, bishop prays. read more »

by Bishop Ken Carter, Florida Annual Conference
on November 02, 2012

Election guides address justice issues

Faith-based organizations tackle election from many perspectives

United Methodist Women, Faithful Budget Campaign, Interfaith Worker Justice, Bread for the World offer resources to evaluate upcoming election. read more »

October 04, 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 »

Vietnam religious freedom

Not completely experienced in Communist country

Although religious diversity not illegal, Christians and other faith groups face government-sanctioned violence from time to time. read more »

by the Rev. Manohar James
on April 09, 2012

Word from Winkler — Answers to objections

Letters to Faith in Action about contraception and religious freedom fall into 4 categories, frequently expressing opinions that either ignore the common good or the facts themselves. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on March 20, 2012

Death sentence for Christian pastor in Iran ‘heinous’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) has issued a statement calling the sentencing to death in Iran of Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani “especially heinous.” Nadarkhani, now 34, was arrested in 2009 for questioning the compulsory Islamic education of his children. He was... read more»

March 02, 2012

Word from Winkler — It’s not about religious freedom

In the brouhaha over the Obama administration’s contraception policies, why is it that the liberty of those who are denied basic health-care services is not at issue? read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on February 22, 2012

Religion in political campaigns

‘Interfaith Statement of Principles’

14 national faith-based organizations issue call for candidates for public office to avoid sowing religious discord. read more »

February 22, 2012

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