A theological crisis

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary black faculty speak out

Statement deplores legal, political systems that render lives of black people expendable in eyes of law. read more »

December 12, 2014

Repent — Reconcile — Restore: A United Methodist Call to Covenant Community

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In light of recent decisions by grand juries in Missouri and New York, as well as concern of ongoing police violence in some communities, the General Board of Church and Society issues the following statement. Christians are called to witness to the reconciling love of God... read more»

December 05, 2014

Be ‘people of light’

News proclaims 'another unbelievable sadness'

Bishop calls United Methodists to take steps that overcome darkness of turmoil sweeping U.S. read more »

by Bishop Peggy Johnson
on December 05, 2014

No one above the law

Police must be held accountable for actions

National Council of Churches asserts grand Jury not appropriate place to judge guilt or innocence. read more »

December 05, 2014

Break historical cycle again

A statement on the situation in Ferguson

Painful episode must be catalyst for greater understanding across racial differences, says Faith & Politics Institute. read more »

December 05, 2014

Institutional racism condemned

U.S. justice needs to be restorative, rather than retributive

Social-justice agency speaks out on inequities inherent in atmosphere surrounding Ferguson police shooting of teenager. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on November 21, 2014

Put ‘legs to our prayers’

In anticipation of Ferguson decision

Bishop urges United Methodists to be grounded in our Wesleyan roots for prayer (personal holiness) and action (social holiness). read more »

by Bishop Sally Dyck
on November 21, 2014

‘New era’ began Aug. 9

Shooting of unarmed teen in Ferguson heralded change

NCC meets in St. Louis because ‘we all have skin in this game.’ read more »

November 21, 2014

Social-justice agency calls for end to institutional racism in U.S.

The General Board of Church & Society, as an advocate for justice and peace in the United Methodist connection, prayerfully stands with the people of Ferguson, Mo., the Missouri Annual Conference, the state of Missouri, and the nation as we await the grand jury decision concerning the shooting death of... read more»

November 17, 2014

Faith community response to Ferguson

National Council of Churches forum Nov. 17 in St. Louis

Michael Brown’s parents to take part in prayer service at Washington Metropolitan AME Zion Church. read more »

November 13, 2014

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