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Word from Winkler — A paradoxical experience

Although the reality of social ills is hard to ignore, most local churches make little or no mention of social justice — often in an attempt not to offend someone. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on August 19, 2013

‘Every day 9/11 in Congo’

Rape, plunder, forced dislocation are weapons of war

UMC wants to pursue sustainable peace affirming human dignity, protecting natural resources and human rights, according to social-justice agency executive. read more »

by Pierre Omadjela
on August 19, 2013

Crossing boundaries

New Day UMC seamlessly combines social justice with Word of God

Bronx, N.Y., congregation deliberate in mission to erase boundaries: racial, cultural, gender, class, generational, etc. read more »

by Garlinda Burton
on August 19, 2013

‘We need intervention of the Church’

GBCS staff meets with DRC ministers to discuss health programs

United Methodist Church feels called to help alleviate trauma in country in crisis. read more »

by Pierre Omadjela
on August 19, 2013

Rethink understanding of malaria

Humans are ‘hosts,’ mosquitoes are ‘carriers’

Best way to break cycle of malaria is to focus on healing the host, according to doctor. read more »

by the Rev. Clayton Childers
on August 12, 2013

Annual Conferences take on social issues

Bishops issue rulings on contested resolutions

Hot-button topics included homosexuality, gun violence, divestment and immigration reform. read more »

by Kathy Gilbert
on August 12, 2013

‘JustPeace101,’ Oct. 31–Nov. 2

Nashville event will address faith-based conflict transformation

UMC’s Center for Conflict Transformation will address how to engage conflict constructively. read more »

August 12, 2013

Word from Winkler — The method of being Methodists

However imperfect our denomination’s polity may be, it is accountable, democratic and representative. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on August 05, 2013

2 windows

Why mercy and justice

Duke Divinity School intern at GBCS reflects on a deep struggle within herself about advocacy work. read more »

by Kelli Kosuda
on August 05, 2013

State Dept. opens office for faith-based initiatives

Wesley’s Casey named special adviser to Secretary of State

New office will focus on engagement with faith-based organizations and religious institutions around the world. read more »

August 05, 2013

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