Advocating Justice

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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). 

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  • Former Inmate Hated White People Until Two White Men Prayed for Him

    Because two white men prayed for him in prison, Otis Hardy transformed from an angry young black man to a Christian who no longer hated white people, reports John Drescher if the Charlotte News & Observer. Two years after his transformation, Hardy joined a Bible study offered in prison by members of Genesis United Methodist Church in Cary, NC. They were part of Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries, which started in North Carolina and is led by the Rev. Mark Hicks, a United Methodist clergyman. Having served 21 years in prison, Hardy is now released and a member of First UMC in Cary, NC, which will host a dinner for Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries on Aug. 26. more

  • Memorial Golf Tournament to Raise Funds for Special Projects

    A little girl whose brief life has touched many in the two decades since she died will be remembered again Aug. 26 when the United Methodist Men of Tyro UMC in Lexington, Ky, hold their annual Anna Lewis Dorsett Memorial Golf Tournament at Lexington Golf Club. One of the largest charity golf tournaments in Kentucky's Davidson County, the event funds United Methodist Men's projects such as school feeding programs, wheelchair ramps for the elderly and meals for the homeless. The event honors Anna, daughter and granddaughter of Tyro UMC church members who was only 8 months old when she was killed in a car accident in 1995. more

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    Holy Helpings: New Summer Meals Program Set for Troy

    Youngsters can get a free meal in a safe place in Troy, NY, thanks to a cooperative program that will run through Aug. 25 at Christ Church-United Methodist in downtown Troy. The free program several organizations spearheaded by Kingdom Ministries, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Fifth Avenue AME Zion Church, Troy Boys & Girls Club and Nite Owl News. The program will run Monday through Friday for children and youths under age 18. more