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Beautiful stained-glass windows cast shadows on pews inside Grace United Methodist Church in New Orleans, La. Photo by Kathy L. Gilbert.

Preaching About the Shooting of Michael Brown

The Rev. Dawn Chesser gives ideas for talking about the tough topic of violence in Ferguson, Missouri and elsewhere. Read More

Will Corporon, left, and Mindy Corporon, talk to reporters at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection after their father Dr. William Corporon, 69, and nephew and son, Reat Underwood, 14, were killed April 13. A third woman was killed by the same gunman.  Photo courtesy of United Methodist Church of the Resurrection

Mother’s faith offers comfort after Kansas City shootings

April 15, 2014

A member of United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Mindy Corporon is sharing her faith after the slaying of her son and father. Read More

United Methodists killed in shooting spree at Jewish centers

Two members of the Church of Resurrection were among the three killed in what authorities are calling a hate crime. Read More

United Methodists killed at Kansas Jewish center

Pastor Adam Hamilton shared news via Facebook that two of those shot, a grandfather and his grandson, were members of Church of the Resurrection. Read More

White, burning candles. A UMCom photo by Kathryn Price.

United Methodist church comforts Ft. Hood families

After more fatal shootings on the U.S. Army base, First United Methodist Church in Killeen, Texas helped the community cope. Read 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

Does The United Methodist Church have a position on gun control?

What is the United Methodist Church stance on gun-related issues? Read More

Bishop on school shooting in Sparks, Nevada

The unthinkable has happened yet again, another school shooting, this time in our own annual conference at a middle school in Sparks, Nevada. At this time, the press is reporting two persons dead, a staff member, and the suspected shooter. Two other students have also been injured. Read More

Remembrance heart for some of the children who died on December 14, 2012 at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Photo by Arthur McClanahan.

Responding to Violence

United Methodists respond to tragedy by offering prayers and support. Find resources for helping people cope with violent events, read news coverage and learn how individuals make a positive difference. Read More

Church Is a Weapon-Free Zone

Every United Methodist church is officially declared a weapon-free zone. Read More