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Topic: Responding to Violence

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

Photo by Lekisa Coleman-Smalls, UMNS

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

On any given day, United Methodists respond to tragedy by offering prayers and support.

Below you will find resources for helping people cope with violent events, news coverage of how the church is working to respond with peace in a world of violence, and stories about how individuals as well as ministries can make a positive difference even in the most difficult of times.

 

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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

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

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

Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

United Methodist Bishops reach out after Charleston shooting

After a tragic shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., the Council of Bishops is reaching out to the bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Read More

Listening for God. A photo illustration by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

Ways to keep the faith when the world seems wicked

There's a reason the Bible is known as the 'Good News.' These practical tips can counteract the feeling of being overwhelmed by negative news. Read More