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A senseless killing

Social justice agency issues clarion call to faith community

Grave concern expressed that ‘Stand Your Ground’ legislation underscores ‘profound failures’ of U.S. justice system. read more »

March 28, 2012

Grassroots organizing expands

National team will work to build local United Methodist networks to address social justice ministries.

Year-long initiative at General Board of Church & Society will connect like-minded United Methodists across the country to collaborate and share resources. read more »

by Nathan Hollifield
on March 12, 2012

Reject privatizing prisons

Letters to governors call selling state prisons ‘tragic mistake’

60 policy and religious groups urge rejecting offer by nation’s largest private-prison company to buy and privatize state prisons. read more »

March 12, 2012

Word from Winkler — An immoral repeal

Virginia, home to the worst-shooting massacre in U.S. history, just passed a bill that undoubtedly will cause more deaths, injuries and trauma through handguns. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on March 12, 2012

Faith groups urge governors to reject offer to privatize prisons

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society is included in a coalition of 60 policy and religious groups that urged states to reject a recent offer by the nation’s largest private prison company to buy and privatize state prisons. Three letters sent yesterday... read more»

March 07, 2012

Love in action

A reflection on 1 John 3:11, 14-18

Jesus echoed the cry for justice that resounds again and again in scripture, and is essential to be able to worship God in any meaningful way. read more »

by the Rev. Jeffry Wells
on February 28, 2012

The New Jim Crow

Book offered free for small group study this spring

After reading, discussing seminal book, take part in May 14 national call with author. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on February 22, 2012

Juvenile Justice Week of Faith & Healing

March 5-11 will emphasize need to take action

Resource offers suggested actions, information to take part in observance to raise awareness of the plight of victims of crime and juvenile offenders, and to support their families. read more »

January 25, 2012

Private-prisons divestment praised

Others urged to follow example of United Methodist pension board

Petition campaign collects over 1,000 United Methodist signatures against unjust investments in companies that profit from mass incarcerations. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor,
on January 06, 2012

Pension board divests from private prisons

United Methodist agency decides profiting from incarceration incompatible with Social Principles

General Board of Pension & Health Benefits announced decision to prohibit investments in companies that derive more than 10% of their revenue from the management and operation of prison facilities. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on January 06, 2012

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