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

U.S. Attorney General targets mass incarceration

Social-justice agency praises Holder’s vow to address racial disparities

U.S. system's ineffectiveness, unsustainability, tremendous cost cited as reasons to change. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on August 19, 2013

Much ado about nothing

Reflections on the latest Israeli/Palestinian ‘peace talks’

Methodist Liaison in Palestine & Israel prays for miracle in ‘ravaged land.’ read more »

by Janet Lahr Lewis
on August 19, 2013

Take action now!

Tell Congress to invest in mothers, families

In July House Appropriations Committee approved foreign assistance cuts of up to 23% for maternal health and family-planning programs. read more »

by Katey Zeh
on August 19, 2013

Interim charity or long-term justice

A reflection on Luke 10:36

When justice acts as the arm of love, it always costs more: It may mean holding hands with people you never reached for or touched before. read more »

by William McClain
on August 19, 2013

Prayers for Egypt

World Council of Churches seeks healing, justice, peace for all

17 churches burnt and over 600 people killed following Aug.14 clashes. read more »

August 19, 2013

2013 World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel

‘Common witness’ observances will occur Sept. 22–28

People of faith encouraged to participate in worship services, educational events, acts of advocacy in support of just peace for Israelis and Palestinians. read more »

August 19, 2013

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