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Kingdom Dreams, Violent Realities

  Reflections on gun violence from Micah 4:1-4 A 3-session Bible study by Bill Mefford, Director of Civil & Human Rights at the General Board of Church & Society of The United Methodist Church.

How to Invite Your Member of Congress to Your Event

Here are some simple guidelines to remember to increase your chances of gaining participation: Call your Members’ office. Look up the number of their Washington office at www.whoismyrepresentative.com. The purpose of this call is not to invite the Member, but rather to determine the proper protocol for... read more»

The Invisible War — A Companion Guide

Recent cases of military sexual assault have drawn attention to this shameful situation. The Pentagon recently reported that the estimated number of military personnel victimized by sexual assault and related offenses has increased by 35% over the last two years alone. The faith community must do our part to protect the... read more»

Faith and Mental Health Bulletin Insert

Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 United Methodists around the world are called to join the Caring Communities program, congregations and communities in covenant relationship with persons with mental illness and their families. Mental Health Ministries, #3303, 2012 Book of Resolutions ... read more»

Immigration Reform Grassroots Journal

97-page journal of grassroots actions by United Methodists across the United States on behalf of reforming immigration law. The Immigration Reform Grassroots Journal documents more than 1,000 events, actions and resolutions advocating reform of U.S.... read more»

Posted on April 03, 2013

White Privilege, Color, and Crime: A Personal Account

An article on the impact of unearned privilege on a person's life.  Discussion Questions Talking in a group of four or five others in your class, name and describe some effects of one unearned disadvantage you have had in life.  Plan for equal time for each speaker,... read more»

Posted on February 12, 2013

The Power of A Story

The Power of A Story - End Human Trafficking is a Bible study and action resource on human trafficking - modern day slavery. The NFL Super Bowl is the largest sex-trafficking event in the United States each year. The... read more»

Interconnections Exercise

This exercise will help to increase awareness of social, economic and environmental issues and the ways in which the issues intersect. The exercise also encourages critical thinking and can be used with groups of any size. Interconnections... read more»

Grassroots Communications Toolkit

The General Board of Church & Society is committed to helping United Methodist congregations and ministries in local communities across the country engage the public square with a hopeful, prophetic voice. This toolkit is part of... read more»

20/20 Visioning an AIDS-Free World resources

YOUR_CAPTION_HEREAnnual Conference AIDS Resolution on 20/20 Initiative - This resolution is for use by Annual Conferences and calls for support of the new 20/20 Visioning an AIDS-Free World Initiative sponsored by the UMC Global... read more»

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