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‘A riot is the language of the unheard.’

In response to unrest in Baltimore, Bishop Peggy Johnson says we must improve relations between communities and police, listen to each other and wage a "vigilant peace in our cities." Read More

Drawing from Bonner Springs United Methodist Church Sunday School class, courtesy General Board of Church and Society.

Sowing seeds of peace

“Find the cure for Ebola. Stop bullying. Love each other.” Special offering helps United Methodists make a difference in many ways, as illustrated by kids’ art projects. Read More

The Rev. Kevin Slayton, left, prays outside New Waverly United Methodist Church after death of Freddie Gray. Photo by Melissa Lauber, courtesy of the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

Baltimore churches, leaders respond to death of Freddie Gray

Churches in Baltimore-Washington Conference observe a moment of prayer for Freddie Gray, a young black man who died after being in police custody. Read More

Image of hands reflecting diversity and union. Photo by Jessica Brodie, courtesy of the South Carolina Advocate.

‘Selma’ helps build bridge to racial healing

South Carolina United Methodists are watching new movie and holding prayerful discussions. ‘Just get together and talk, because that’s where the healing takes place.’ Read More

A woman cries beside a closed window. Photo illustration by Ronny Perry, United Methodist Communications.

Human Trafficking Awareness Day is Jan. 11

12.3 million people worldwide are in forced labor, bonded labor and forced prostitution. How can you help put an end to slavery? Find resources and information. Read More

A purple ribbon to promote awareness of Domestic Violence. Illustration by Messer Woland, Wikimedia Commons.

Resources to raise awareness about domestic violence

United Methodist Women offers fact sheets, discussion starters and useful links to increase understanding about domestic violence and help churches help victims. Read More

A higher law

Chris Momany says legal statutes often reflect societal norms. 'People are not granted rights by government. Their God-given rights are recognized and protected by governments.' Read More

Image of white dove for peace. Photo courtesy iStock.

Peace: What does the church say?

What do United Methodists believe about nations versus individuals? Is there ever a justification for war? Learn about the basics of our faith. Read More

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.; Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Advocating for Justice

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

Refugees and human rights in Iraq

The General Board of Global Ministries offers information about the dire situation in Iraq, and what church groups are doing to alleviate suffering and advocate for peace. Read More

The Rev. William McElvaney. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

William McElvaney, social justice advocate, dies at 86

Retired pastor and seminary president defied church law by performing same-sex wedding. Read More

The Rev. Charles Moore. Photo courtesy of the Moore family

Retired pastor saw ‘destiny’ in self-immolation

“I know that some will judge me insane,” said the Rev. Charles R. Moore, who set himself on fire in his Texas hometown. Read More

What is the United Methodist stance on immigration reform?

Read the church's statements on immigration-related issues. Read More

A banner commemorating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. flies above the National Mall in Washington during the 50th anniversary celebration of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

United Methodists remember and look ahead

They came from across the country with individual memories and common yearning to assess the dreams of the 1963 march. 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

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