Word from Winkler — Inured to violence

How would we respond if a gunman opened fire in a United Methodist house of worship? read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on August 13, 2012

Cramer-Tolly Award for Social Justice

Illinois Great Rivers MFSA recognizes Mary Kay Mace

Advocate for ‘common-sense’ gun control lost daughter during Northern Illinois University shooting in 2008. read more »

August 06, 2012

Now is the time to end senseless gun violence

In an average year, almost 100,000 people are shot or killed with a gun in the United States. On Wednesday, Aug. 1, I urge you to call Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) and tell them to make public safety a priority by reinstating... read more »

Posted by Bill Mefford on July 26, 2012

Pray for shooting victims II

Congress urged to stand up to gun lobby’s effort to ensure ‘ownership without responsibility’

United Methodist resolution calls for social policies and personal lifestyles that bring an end to senseless gun violence, including a ban on all handguns. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on July 26, 2012

Compel Congress to act now

Call in Aug. 1 to stop senseless gun violence

In past dozen years, despite repeated mass murders, virtually nothing has happened to further the discussion on how to make our communities safer or how to make gun ownership a more responsible process. read more »

by Bill Mefford
on July 24, 2012

Concern is not enough

Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence statement

Nation’s leaders must do all they can to make sure tragedies like Aurora, Colo., don’t happen again. read more »

July 24, 2012

Pray for victims of Aurora, Colo., shooting

The General Board of Church & Society of The United Methodist Church urges all people to pray for the victims of the Friday shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., a suburb of Denver. Thus far, 12 people were killed and 50 more wounded, including a baby, at a midnight showing... read more»

July 20, 2012

GBCS issues clarion call to faith community about ‘senseless killing’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society is gravely concerned following the senseless killing of teen-ager Trayvon Martin and what his death reveals about the profound failures of our justice system. More than a month has passed since the unarmed youth was shot and... read more»

March 29, 2012

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