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Responding to violence

When we hear news of terrible violence, people of faith are called to pray for an end to these tragedies. Here are resources for responding to violence. More

Bishop Bruce R. Ough is  president of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Council president speaks following shooting deaths

Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued a statement on behalf of the Council in the wake of shootings in the U.S. Read More

The remains of a building that burned during violence in Didango, Nigeria, that resulted from a dispute over harvesting fish from a pond. Photo by Sharon Adamu Bamuka, UMNS

Violent clash leaves United Methodists homeless in Nigeria

Five dead, more than 2,000 mostly United Methodists homeless after violence following local dispute. Read More

Norma Capuyan and Monico Cayon, indigenous leaders from the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines, answer questions in the news area at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Indigenous Filipinos bring pleas for justice

A small group of Lumads will address General Conference on May 16 about the discrimination and violence they face in the Philippines. 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

A cross stands at Memorial Drive UMC in Houston, Texas. Photo  by Joe Center.

Prayer Stations for Paris

How can you help children, teens, and adults process the pain of what happens when terror strikes? Prayerful reflections can be used for individuals or groups. More

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How to help children after a crisis

Acknowledge children's fears and use these tips to help them to cope in a world that is often very unpredictable and scary. Read More

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Raising awareness of domestic violence

Learn the facts about domestic violence and find resources for supporting survivors and for educating your congregation about this often hidden issue. 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

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

Erin Hawkins of the United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race speaks during the 2012 General Conference. Photo by Skyler E. Nimmons.

Enough is enough: On violence and accountability

The Commission on Race and Religion's Erin Hawkins says prayer is powerful but we need action steps for being accountable and courageous. 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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