Advocating Justice

Advocating Justice

From The Conversation

Articles of broad religion and ethics interests republished with permission from The Conversation website.

  • Death Penalty

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    Is the Death Penalty Anti-Christian?

    Support for the death penalty is falling worldwide. So why do people of faith in the United States still support it? more

  • Pope Francis Slum

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    Two Key Takeaways from the Pope's TED Talk

    Pope Francis' surprise TED talk lays out aspects of Catholic social teaching aimed at creating a common good that serves all people. more

Finance and Administration

Finance and Administration

Top 'Perspectives'

The United Methodist Church officially opposes the death penalty: "We believe the death penalty denies the power of Christ to redeem, restore and transform all human beings." (The Social Principles, Book of Discipline). 

Grassroots UMC

News from local United Methodist congregations

  • Garden Girl

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    Girl, 11, Plants Food Pantry Garden

    Fresh food isn’t always available at food pantries, but it will be at Joyce Uptown Foodshelf in Minneapolis, Minnesota, thanks to Silja Bijnagte. Her determination to build raised garden beds brought together volunteers from Lake Harriet United Methodist Church in a common goal of serving their neighbors – one carrot at a time, reports in a video. more

  • Bob Lucas

    Bob Lucas Photo

    Engineer Puts Skills to Work for Africa Health Ministry

    DELANO, Minn. — Bob Lucas, a member of Delano United Methodist Church, is using his engineering and business skills to provide a water purification system for Mercy Ships, a nonprofit that sends ships to Africa to provide life-saving operations. Karla Hovde reports for the Minnesota Conference. more