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Bishop Sally Dyck delivers the sermon during morning worship at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Bishop Dyck says pope inspired her

Northern Illinois bishop said she wants to be part of a church that has a year of mercy, a decade of mercy, a millennium of mercy. Read More

Mary Jo “MJ” Nye, 60, of Battle Creek was shot outside a Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Texas Township, MI, on Feb. 20, 2016. Facebook image, courtesy of Michigan Area of The United Methodist Church.

Mass shooting victim devoted United Methodist

Mary Jo “MJ” Nye, 60, was one of eight victims of a tragic shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Nye was a lifelong member and leader in The United Methodist Church. Read More

Photo by Kathleen Barry,  illustration by Cindy Caldwell; United Methodist Communications.

Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence

The Book of Resolutions of The United Methodist Church calls us to work for what we pray for: a world free from mass killings. Read More

An image of hands in prayer. Photo illustration by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Prayers of comfort and peace for the people of Paris

Terrorist attacks have taken many lives and our world can seem to be full of unthinkable violence. Find ideas for a faithful response after tragedy. More

Church responds to another mass shooting [clone]

Attacks at Oregon community college prompt grief, prayers, calls for study and action on gun violence. Read More

An Oct. 1 candlelight vigil in Roseburg, Oregon, memorializes those killed and injured during shootings earlier that day at Umpqua Community College. Photo by Cameron Schultz

Church responds to another mass shooting

Attacks at Oregon community college prompt grief, prayers, calls for study and action on gun violence. Read More

Reflections on Gun Violence from Micah 4:1-4. Courtesy of The United Methodist Board of Church and Society.

Kingdom Dreams, Violent Realities: Reflections on Gun Violence

This three-session Bible study from Church and Society focuses on the use of guns in committing violence, using Micah 4:1-4 as a scriptual foundation. Read More

Candles flicker. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Topic: Responding to Violence

United Methodists respond to tragedy by offering prayers and support. Find resources, read news coverage and learn how individuals make a positive difference. Read More

Mike Richards, a street pastor, invites people to kneel to pray and bless Charleston, S.C. Photo by Lekisa Coleman-Smalls, United Methodist News Service.

God is with us: A response to South Carolina church shooting

In the midst of tragic shooting at Emanuel AME Church, we remember God's presence and our call to be agents of healing to a broken world. Read More

Close up of an American flag; an image from FEMA Photo Library. Public domain. Courtesy of Bill Koplitz, Wikimedia Commons. Cropped by UMC.org.

Funeral for slain marine to be held at United Methodist church

Services for Sgt. David Wyatt, one of four Marines who died in a July 16 attack on Chattanooga military facilities, will be held at Hixson United Methodist Church. Read More

A picture from the Facebook page of Hixson United Methodist Church in response to shooting deaths of military personnel in Chattanooga. Photo courtesy of Hixson United Methodist.

Chattanooga churches respond to shooting

The 887 congregations in the Holston Conference opened their doors for prayer in response to the shooting deaths of military personnel on July 16, 2015. See words of support from their blog. Read More

What the Church Says: Homosexuality

The official statements below are from The Book of Resolutions and The Book of Discipline. Statements and resolutions from these books are submitted to, and voted on by delegates, at General Conference, which occurs every four years. General Conference sets policy for the mission and ministry of the church and... Read More

The Charleston tragedy: How should we respond?

Rev. F. Willis Johnson says that a 21-year-old could be so bigoted in beliefs and diabolical in actions leaves the most devout bewildered. But “the only thing that will conquer hate is our deciding to love.” Read More

About 150 people, including United Methodists, attended a June 19 ecumenical prayer service at St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church in Montgomery, Ala., in response to the church shootings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Photo by Luke Lucas

Clergy ties help Alabama pastors address tragedy

Relationships across Wesleyan groups help the Revs. Lawton Bryan and David Saliba as they offer consolation, hope Read More

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