Christians affirm call for ‘summit’ with Jews

Emphasize standing firm on Congress review of U.S. military aid to Israel

Escalating violence between Israel and Gaza underscores urgency of finding a peaceful resolution to the conflict read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on November 29, 2012

Congress urged to investigate Israel violations

'Unconditional' U.S. military assistance contributing to deteriorating conditions in Middle East, faith leaders say.

14 Christian leaders worry situation threatens to lead region further away from realization of just peace. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on October 12, 2012

Israel refuses to cooperate

Special Rapporteur reports to U.N. Human Rights Council

Cites Israel’s use of administrative detention, expansion of settlements and related violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinians. read more »

August 06, 2012

Word from Winkler - A prayer for summer

We know not what a day may bring forth, but we know Thou art the One we can always, always trust. read more »

by Jim Winkler, General Secretary, General Board of Church and Society
on July 16, 2012

Death sentence for Christian pastor in Iran ‘heinous’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) has issued a statement calling the sentencing to death in Iran of Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani “especially heinous.” Nadarkhani, now 34, was arrested in 2009 for questioning the compulsory Islamic education of his children. He was... read more»

March 02, 2012

Heeding God’s call

A reflection on 1 Samuel 3:1-10 and human trafficking

When you wrestle with the figures — mostly affecting women and children — and horrific stories of 15-year-old granddaughters trafficked for sex, you wonder where God is in all of this. read more »

by Michael Neuroth
on January 16, 2012

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