Responding to Violence

Candles flicker. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.
Candles flicker. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.
An image of hands in prayer. Photo illustration by Mike DuBose, UMNS.
An image of hands in prayer. Photo illustration by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

On any given day, United Methodists respond to tragedy by offering prayers and support. We recognize that sometimes it can seem the world is full of evil and it can be a challenge to keep the faith.

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.