Is The Body Poisoned?

Yesterday, as we do every Wednesday, residents of the Methodist Building gathered to worship in the Simpson Chapel. Having celebrated communion, we had remaining consecrated elements with which we could extend Christ’s table. Across the street, the Supreme Court was hearing arguments on DOMA, the Defense of Marriage... read more »

Posted by Amee Paparella on March 28, 2013

Protect Young Women, Immigrants, Native people and LGBTQ people from violence!

Call your U.S. Representative Enter street address and zipcode to be connected directly to your Member of Congress. Street Address Zip Phone: Below is our sample script, when calling: As a constituent and a person of faith, I urge the Congresswoman/man: To reject the House substitute VAWA that... read more »

Posted by Michelle Whittaker on February 27, 2013

National Call on Maternal Health and HIV/AIDS

Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 3 p.m. ET, Healthy Families, Healthy Planet and The United Methodist Global AIDS Fund invite the public to participate in an engaging presentation and discussion about the intersections of maternal health and HIV/AIDS. Participants may register for this educational webinar online. “Maternal health and HIV... read more »

Posted by Katie Kraft on February 12, 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

Clearly more to be done

On this 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, some individuals, organizations and churches are celebrating, while others are protesting. Like many other topics of deep social concern, the church is divided on the issue of abortion. Our Book of Discipline (2012) speaks to the official position of the United Methodist Church... read more »

Posted by Julie Taylor and Amee Paparella on January 18, 2013

Keep Pressure on Congress to Pass VAWA

Although Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October) has passed, the horrors of family violence continue. Awareness about domestic and sexual violence needs to be raised every day of every month until our homes and communities are havens of peace and justice. Call Congress at 1-888-427-0530 and urge them... read more »

Posted by Amee Paparella on December 05, 2012

Turning Oppression Into Opportunity

The groundbreaking book by Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky, Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, is familiar to many United Methodists, due in part to the United Methodist Women’s Reading Program. Top on the list of the Leadership Development books for 2011, Half the Sky... read more »

Posted by Amee Paparella on September 18, 2012

Latest National Call Emphasizes Local Work & Issues Call to Action

United Methodist advocates who would like to see an end to domestic violence and human trafficking convened a national conference call on August 30th to hear stories from other UMC leaders who are tackling these issues in their local communities. The call was the second in a regular series aimed... read more »

Posted by Erica Johnson on September 10, 2012

National Call-In Day to Urge Legislators to Pass VAWA

Call your Congresswomen and men and tell them to ACT NOW to pass VAWA. Separate Senate and House versions reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act have been passed, but since then, the reauthorization of VAWA has stalled. The two versions of the bill have important differences. The House version omits... read more »

Posted by Amee Paparella on September 07, 2012

National Call-In Day for Trafficking Victims

Call Your Senator on September 4! The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) has still not been reauthorized! Call your Senators and tell them to pass the TVPRA and to help maintain United States leadership in the fight against modern-day slavery by defending the programs that serve the most vulnerable among... read more »

Posted by Joe Kim on August 27, 2012

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