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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

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

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

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

Participants at a Feb. 28, 2013 prayer vigil at Chardon United Methodist Church in Ohio found solace in sharing stories and concerns. Photo by John Eltzroth, Chardon United Methodist Church.

Worship Resources for Times of Crisis

Find liturgies, prayers, music and other resources to help your congregation through times of struggle and tragedy. Read More

Consoling one another. Photo by Andy Bernay-Roman, Flickr, Creative Commons License.

Dealing with Grief: 5 Things You Shouldn’t Say

We often have no idea what to say in the face of senseless loss, especially when children are the victims of tragedy. Read More

A mother and daughter pray. Photo by bigbirdz, Flickr.com.

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

Helping children cope with violence

Find concrete suggestions for how parents and congregations can help children deal with violent events they hear about in news. Read More

What the Church Says: Violence

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

Robert Griggs (center) prays with others outside Morris Brown African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. United Methodists joined AME members in prayer following the deadly shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Photo by Lekisa Coleman-Smalls

United Methodists stand with AME after church shooting

‘It’s important to stand with this congregation and with people of faith,’ says South Carolina pastor. Read More

Robert Griggs (center) prays with others outside Morris Brown African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. United Methodists joined AME members in prayer following the deadly shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Photo by Lekisa Coleman-Smalls

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

‘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

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