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Topic: Responding to Violence

We pray for those affected by tragedies around the world, whether in Munich, Nice, Istanbul, Dallas, Baton Rouge, Orlando or any place. Learn about church resources for responding to violence. More

‘Embolden us to understand and act’

United Methodists struggle with response to violence, racism and killing of police. Read More

In response to tragedy, the people of we are united in prayer, united against violence, united for Orlando, united in love. Photo courtesy United Methodist Communications.

United in love: Being Wesleyan means coming together

Following a mass shooting in Florida, the people of The United Methodist Church are united against violence, united in prayer, united for Orlando, and united in love. Read More

United Methodists who support the full inclusion of gay and lesbians in the life of church, including Lea Matthews, at left, stand in a silent demonstration May 18 inside the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore., during the 2016 United Methodist General Conference. They entered the plenary hall and silently circled the center altar. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Speaking up after Orlando shootings

United Methodists encouraged to address publicly the contributing factors to deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Read More

United Methodists are united in prayer following the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Florida bishop responds to massacre

In wake of deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, Bishop Carter urges United Methodists to bring message of healing to all people. 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

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

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

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

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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

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