Legislation to end preventable maternal, child deaths worldwide applauded

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society and its Healthy Families, Healthy Planet project applaud introduction in the U.S. Senate of the “Reach Every Mother & Child Act of 2015.” The legislation will improve how the United States provides life-saving assistance to... read more»

August 06, 2015

‘I Wish My Dreams Were in Your Politics’

500 protest at family-detention center in Dilley, Texas

When families fleeing violence or brutal conditions arrive in the U.S., they are placed in detention centers with wretched conditions in remote places. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on May 07, 2015

Let’s Be the Church that Models Human Dignity

Growing up in North Carolina and south Georgia, one of our family pastimes was watching sports, especially basketball, baseball and football. Sitting in my grandfather’s lap, I heard endless stories about great players whom he respected because they were giving back to the community. Football games were gathering... read more »

Posted by Susan Burton on January 30, 2015

‘Boobs aren’t news’

British Methodist Conference supports 'No More Page 3'

Sun newspaper asked to voluntarily remove images of topless women from family publication. read more »

August 15, 2014

Mandate to end child abuse

United Methodist positions support adoption, family as basic community

Call us to educate, advocate to end abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. read more »

by Susan Greer Burton
on March 26, 2014

Okay, Mama, I just got arrested

Sometimes even a good girl has to raise a ruckus

Woman decides to stand with people of faith in front of White House to protest ‘big ol’ mess,’ of U.S. immigration system. read more »

by Jan Snider
on March 05, 2014


Searching for a consistent ethic of life

Tennessee pastor asserts theological clarity exists among clergy and laity regarding cruciform ministry and pertinent social issues. read more »

by the Rev. Adam Kelchner
on February 04, 2014

Promoting family planning overseas

Role of religious leaders to be topic Sept. 13

Briefing in collaboration with Rep. Schakowsky will examine contributions of religious leaders in improving women's health. read more »

September 09, 2013

60 Minutes Story on Homeless Youth

For some children, socializing and learning are being cruelly complicated by homelessness, as Scott Pelley reports from Florida, where school buses now stop at motels for children who've lost their homes. Watch Hard Times Generation: Homeless Kids

Posted on July 10, 2013

Protect family unity

Faith leaders remind U.S. Senators as they markup of immigration bill

Proposed legislation would eliminate ability for U.S. citizens to sponsor their siblings and married children over the age of 30. read more »

May 15, 2013

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