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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

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

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 »

Praying for peace

Earlier this year, I received a wonderful letter from Meagan Gaddis, a 27-year-old woman from Oklahoma City. She was writing to thank the General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) for supporting Exodus House through the Peace with Justice grant program. This drawing is a “Prayer for Peace”... read more »

Posted by the Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe on May 20, 2015

‘Hate Hurts, Peace Heals’

Turn Peace with Justice Sunday into a month of peace during May To download an invitation suitable for inclusion in worship bulletins to share among your friends, congregation, and other networks, go to “Hate Hurts, Peace Heals.” WASHINGTON, D.C. — Children are invited to make peace a... read more »

Posted by Wayne Rhodes on May 08, 2015

Call your Senators today: Urge them to support diplomacy over war with Iran!

  The first moral duty of all nations is to work together to resolve by peaceful means every dispute between or among them. (United Methodist Social Principles, ¶165C, Book of Discipline) On April 2, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, China and Iran announced a framework for an... read more »

Posted by Mark Harrison on April 10, 2015

Build your library with an icon of hope

Black History Month (February) is an invitation to recognize the human dignity of and celebrate the contributions of African Americans and people of the African diaspora. The images that surround us — television shows, magazines, Facebook friends and posts, teachers, preachers and other community leaders — shape how we see... read more »

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on February 16, 2015

No Sanctions, Support Diplomacy

International negotiators have agreed to continue working to reach a peaceful resolution to the Iranian nuclear negotiations. While the talks continue, Iran's nuclear program will remain frozen. The U.S. and our international partners have agreed to no additional sanctions. Call your members of Congress and tell them to... read more »

Posted by Mark Harrison on December 08, 2014

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