Agency deplores shootings, unrelenting racism of killings in Charleston, S.C.

The General Board of Church & Society of The United Methodist Church joins with people of faith everywhere in praying for the victims of the brutal, senseless shootings Wednesday night of nine members of the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. The victims, including the pastor,... read more»

June 18, 2015

‘Tale of 2 States’

Faith leaders launch handgun purchaser licensing campaign

New Johns Hopkins study finds Connecticut law led to 40% decrease in gun homicides. read more »

June 17, 2015

Envision no gun violence

Faith community ‘strongest voice’ in debate

Atwood tells Omaha, Neb., congregation white churches especially afraid to mention guns. read more »

by Mary Spurgeon
on May 07, 2015

You can make a difference

Prevent gun violence

Can United Methodists do something to prevent gun violence? YES! read more »

by Bill Mefford
on April 02, 2015

Campus ministries offer support, prayers after shootings

3 Florida State students wounded, assailant slain

‘In time of violent chaos, the Church is called to claim its true purpose: to be a sanctuary, a safe place,’ Florida bishop states. read more »

by Sam Hodges
on November 21, 2014

Another sad day

2 killed, 3 wounded in high-school shooting

‘It is truly a terrible thing to feel such awful familiarity with these acts of violence,’ writes Greater Northwest Area bishop. read more »

by Bishop Grant Hagiya
on November 04, 2014

‘Kingdom Dreams, Violent Realities’

3-session Bible study on gun violence

Free downloadable resource uses Micah 4:1-4 as its scriptural foundation. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on June 25, 2014

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.

Black caucus commits to increase advocacy

General Commission on Religion & Race to monitor progress

Advocacy work outside church’s 4 walls, gives meaning to what’s happening within them, declares BMCR chair. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on May 13, 2014

Paine College president asks for prayers

Shootings put student in hospital

Campus on lockdown for 2 hours after May 4 and 5 shootings until authorities found suspect in dorm. read more »

by Heather Hahn and Kathy Gilbert
on May 13, 2014

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