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United Methodists and other Christians gather at the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville to ask leaders to reconsider a new law allowing the state to execute death row inmates using the electric chair. About 50 people joined in the protest. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Advocating for Justice

The United Methodist Church has a long history of concern for social justice. More

Photo by Bill Fulton, WAFB Photo.

Black caucus commits to increase advocacy

Mass incarceration, violence, voter rights and immigration reform are among issues raised for the group to address. Read More

Church & Society

Challenges United Methodists to work in areas of important social concern and develops resources to inform, motivate, and train United Methodists on issues of social justice in the society. Read More

Q&A: General Board of Church & Society

Challenges United Methodists to work in areas of important social concern and develops resources to inform, motivate, and train United Methodists on issues of social justice in the society. Read More

Students join peace and justice communities

United Methodist-related schools introduce young people to human and civil rights education and awareness. Read More

United Methodists monitor immigration bill

Church leaders have signed a statement outlining how the U.S. Senate bill fits - and does not fit - with United Methodist teachings. Read More

Remembering Bob Edgar and his impact

A tribute to a "tireless champion for vulnerable people" who will be sorely missed. Read More

United Methodists mourn Bob Edgar

The top executive of Common Cause, longtime advocate for the poor, and United Methodist pastor died today at 69. Read More

Women making history: Jalisa Ross

"Women's History Month reminds us of the women who are not yet here. Will we leave them a mess or ... a future worth fighting for?" Read More

United Methodist Bishop Minerva Carcao is framed by the tightly-spaced mesh of the border fence between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, during the observance of Posada Without Borders. Today Carcao was among a group of religious leaders who spoke with President Obama about immigration reform.

President invites bishop to immigration meeting

Bishop Minerva Carcao among faith leaders invited to White House; immigration 'a moral issue we all share,' she says. Read More

Remembering Harlem church, community leader

Feb. 23 memorial service for retired N.Y. pastor who helped abolish "Central Jurisdiction," mentored future bishops, church leaders. Read More

United Methodist Bishop Minerva Carcaño is framed by the tightly-spaced mesh of the border fence between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico last month. Today President Obama made a call for immigration reform to fix a “broken immigration system.”

Carcaño guest at Obama immigration speech

United Methodist Bishop Minerva Carcao joined other faith leaders in affirming the President's call for immigration reform. Read More

One of the key issues for United Methodists advocating for immigration reform is the reunification of families.

Church immigration network changing

In what promises to be a watershed year in immigration reform, the United Methodist immigrant justice network refocuses on a national scale. Read More

2013 hunger report: Goals ‘within reach’

Report on world hunger notes measurable successes in poorest countries. Read More

College students fight human trafficking

Wesley Foundation at Florida International leads helps others to understand this 'modern-day slavery' could happen on any campus. Read More

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