The voice of people of faith

A reflection on 1 John 4:8

At its best, religion plays an important role in building community, helping those in need, bringing people together, and being a force for good. read more »

by Jim Winkler
on March 26, 2014

EAD Lobby Day ‘ask’ of Congress

12th national gathering March 21-24: ‘Jesus Weeps’

Christian advocates will focus on gun violence, out-sized military spending. read more »

March 14, 2014

Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend

Over 50 faith groups urge participation March 13-16

Remember those killed, pray for those whose lives have been forever changed, focus on how communities of faith can help reduce gun violence. read more »

March 05, 2014

Take ‘Family Pledge of Nonviolence’

Addressing pervasive violence has to start somewhere

Great Plains Peace with Justice Coordinator suggests using pledge with friends, family. read more »

by Andrea Paret
on February 11, 2014

Bishop calls for prayers after shooting

‘Sudden, drastic nature of crime must take us to our knees’

Baltimore-Washington’s Bishop Matthews laments lack of progress in U.S. to end gun violence. read more »

by Bishop Marcus Matthews
on January 27, 2014

A moral necessity

364 congregations pray for Newtown

Letter to Congress, prayers in churches call for common-sense actions to save lives of children. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on December 19, 2013

2013 was an amazing year

United Methodist engagement in justice ministries has reached sky-high levels.

A reflection on what was accomplished, entreaty to give thanks, and rallying call to get ready for 2014. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on December 19, 2013

364 United Methodist congregations pray for Newtown

On Sunday, Dec. 16, 364 United Methodist congregations read the names during worship of the more than two dozen victims of the Newtown, Conn., gun violence that occurred a year ago. The congregations prayed for the victims, mostly six- and seven-year-old children, and their families devastated by one of the worst gun-violence... read more»

December 17, 2013

2013 an amazing year, but 2014 may be better!

Grab some eggnog or hot chocolate, nestle in your favorite chair and let's look back at 2013 ... Wow, what a year! United Methodist engagement in justice ministries has reached sky-high levels. You guys are awesome! Here are a few things we accomplished this year: Over 300 Family Unity Prayer Vigils in... read more »

Posted by Bill Mefford on December 16, 2013

Special time for prayer, reflection

Dec. 15 pray for victims of Newton gun violence

More than 260 United Methodist churches praying for healing, reading names in worship. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on December 09, 2013

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