The Rev. William K. McElvaney died Aug. 24 after a lifetime of living out the scripture to "do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God." more »
The Rev. Jeremy Smith confesses his own blindness to racism, repents of his insensitivity and calls the church to stand up immediately for justice for all regardless of race or color. more »
The Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner urges Christians to stand up for racial justice in the wake of a police killing and subsequent demonstrations in Ferguson, MO. more »
A consultation on United Methodist ministry brings the Rev. Jim Parsons to a revelation: it makes sense to create a Global Discipline that defines United Methodist identity, but leaves church polity and administration to regional authority. more »
Dr. David W. Scott counsels that while international news seems grim, United Methodists can take heart that they're taking action to relieve suffering and proclaim their hope in God. more »
Through the sacrament of Holy Communion, United Methodists are enabled and called to proclaim God's limitless grace even in the midst of the chaos seen recently in Ferguson, Mo., writes the Rev. Lisa Beth White. more »
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Volunteers report that Ferguson police staged an "intense raid" on a local church that had been providing a rallying point and support for people protesting the police killing of unarmed teen-ager Michael Brown.
The Interfaith Alliance is asking why advocates of religion's rights under the First Amendment aren't demanding accountability from Ferguson city government over a police raid on Greater St. Mark Church.
Anthea Butler writes about the use and abuse of prayer in the racial unrest in Ferguson, Mo.
Freelance journalist James Foley, murdered by Islamist State soldiers, was an avid reader of the Qu'ran and tried build bridges between Muslims and Christians, said one of his fellow captives.
Journalist James Foley was inspired to help others by his Christian faith, while his ISIS killers exhort followers to kill in the name of Allah, writes Daniel Burke of CNN's Belief Blog.