Becoming an Ambassador of Hope: An Easter Reflection

On March 11, 2017, I took part in a Healing of Memories Service at St. Michael’s Church in Hildesheim, Germany. In my role as co chair of the National Council of Churches in Germany, I served as one of the liturgists. The main actors were representatives of the Roman Catholic... read more »

Posted by Bishop Rosemarie Wenner on April 16, 2017

Was There Anything We Could Have Done? A Good Friday Reflection

From the Syrian town of Khan Shekihoun last week came the story of a woman who gave her name as Om Ahmed.   In her deepest sorrow she said, “If the world wanted to stop this they would have done so by now.  One more chemical attack... read more »

Posted by Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe on April 13, 2017

A bridge back to God: A Palm Sunday Reflection

It’s called the Bridge of Strings and when it opened in Jerusalem in 2008, like many things in that city, it was controversial, criticized as too extravagant by some, and as out of its element by others.  Designed by the renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the bridge, marked... read more »

Posted by C. Chappell Temple on April 05, 2017

Simon of Cyrene and Mary McLeod Bethune: A Lenten Reflection

In the stories I heard growing up, Simon of Cyrene was a black man. While the association may stem from Cyrene’s location in North Africa (modern-day Libya), its power lies in racial experience. Black folk claim Simon with reference not to geography but to identity. Simon’s... read more »

Posted by Jeania Ree Moore on March 21, 2017

A Monument for the Living

The Vietnam Women’s Memorial stands as a testament to the service and sacrifice of American women in the Vietnam War. Weighing one ton and standing over six feet tall, the life-size bronze sculpture honors the 265,000 women who volunteered to serve in the Vietnam War, the majority as nurses... read more »

Posted by Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe on March 16, 2017

The Band of Brothers and Sisters

This mural is located right before we enter into the worship hall of the First United Methodist Church in Flushing, NY. The images within the cross represent a campaign we began last year called the ‘Band of Brothers & Sisters.’ The ‘bands’ inspiration and heart came... read more »

Posted by Rev. Chongho James Kim on March 08, 2017

Fellows Blog Weeks 3 & 4

From Caroline Mutsago My project which I am working on during this fellowship is developing and compiling pastoral resources to use on Ending Child Marriages, Human Trafficking, HIV and AIDS, Maternal and Reproductive Health, Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence. As I was working on the content of the pastoral resources,... read more »

Posted by Katie Monfortte on March 08, 2017

Reflections on Transfiguration

As the Christian cycle moves from the winter light of Epiphany toward the spring light of Lent days grow longer and nights shorter. In this gradual movement the signs of light are varied in their beauty and clarity. Some light glimmers like the new fake candles that are a little... read more »

Posted by Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe on February 26, 2017

Church and Society Fellows Blog Weeks 6 and 7

Hye-In Lee All that DC has to offer Washington, DC is the center of the United States federal goverment which has three branches that include the Congress, the President, and Supreme Court. I wanted to experience these 3 branches of the US government while here in DC.  I have visited... read more »

Posted by Katie Monfortte on November 03, 2016

Church and Society Fellow visits UN office

This week I visited the office of General Board of Church and Society in New York City. The purpose of my travel was to understand the work I am doing that is related to Global Migration issues and to see how the office functions with other agencies and NGOs at... read more »

Posted by Katie Monfortte on October 20, 2016

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