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

Gun Violence

Whether it happens in the towns of northeastern Nigeria, a suburb in the United States, the streets of Australia, or an office in France, gun violence has become an all-too-often frightening phenomenon. As followers of Jesus, called to live into the reality of God’s dream of... Read More

The Islam that I know

When I accepted the position as General Secretary, it was to affirm the positive role that religion plays in peace-building by young people from all faith traditions. With over 22 years in a university setting I was privileged to oversee and mentor the spiritual identity and life of students, faculty and... read more »

Posted by Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe on December 14, 2015

Take Action to Welcome Refugees

Refugees are the single most vetted and scrutinized individuals entering the U. S. Yet we have U.S. elected officials who are fully aware of our existing security systems and they are shamefully calling for discrimination against Muslim refugees. With some leaders even calling for the refugee resettlement system to... read more »

Posted by tbruckbauer on November 24, 2015

A Litany for Veterans

After each prayer and the words, We pray to the Lord, the response is, Lord, hear our prayer.   In peace let us pray to the Lord: For those who have given their lives for their country, that they may rest in God's peace and that their sacrifice... read more »

Posted by Jackson Day on November 11, 2015

Extrajudicial killing of Palestinians condemned

9 human-rights organizations criticize call to shoot

Assert politicians, police have failed to calm public climate of incitement. read more »

October 20, 2015

Okinawa governor rejects base permit

New construction planned for U.S. Marines

United Methodists have long-standing position opposing any expansion of U.S. military facilities on Pacific island owned by Japan. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes
on October 20, 2015

General Conference 2016

Church and Society has compiled information on selected talking points. This information can be accessed in multiple languages below. English petition information French petition information Portuguese petition information Tagalog petition information   The General Board of Church & Society has submitted the following petitions to the 2016 General Conference. The petitions... read more »

‘Longing for Peace/Exploring the Heart of God’

Lake Junaluska Peace Conference Nov. 12-15

Annual event will advance work of reconciliation and peace by teaching peacemaking and contemplative practices. read more »

October 08, 2015

Where is the courage?

Time passed for halfway solutions, kind words

New leader of Kairos Palestine says occupation transforming into religious conflict. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes
on September 24, 2015

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