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Stand for Justice

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United Methodists and other people of faith are actively urging Congress to pass a "clean Dream Act" to halt the deportation of hundreds of thousands of undocumented young people brought to the USA as children. more

Jan 11, 2018 1:37 PM Advocating Justice

Stand for Justice

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Washington D.C. comes face-to-face with DREAMers and their allies at the United Methodist Building. more

Jan 10, 2018 5:13 PM Advocating Justice

Participants gathered at the United Methodist Building in Washington, D.C., for a three-day seminar sponsored by the UMC's social-action agency on how to achieve peace between North Korea and South Korea. more

Nov 29, 2017 1:33 PM Advocating Justice

World AIDS Day

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Observed annually on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day is a time to remember those who've died from the global pandemic and rededicate efforts to finding a cure, writes Linda Bales Todd. more

Nov 16, 2017 5:53 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

After the Las Vegas shooting, United Methodists are wrestling with the public health issue of gun violence in the United States. more

Oct 9, 2017 5:45 PM Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Overcome Evil

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The United Methodist Building's outdoor sign offers encouragement to resist and reject racism in America. more

Aug 24, 2017 2:30 PM Advocating Justice

Pablo Alvarado

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Giving sanctuary to undocumented immigrants means more than sheltering them inside a church building, as participants learned recently during training sponsored by MARCHA, the United Methodist Hispanic/Latino caucus. more

Aug 24, 2017 2:13 PM Advocating Justice

Team convenors for revision of the United Methodist Social Principles met in May with Church and Society staff to begin the task approved by the 2016 General Conference. more

Jul 26, 2017 2:11 PM Advocating Justice

Church & Society website

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The social justice agency's new website is intended to be clearer in identity and more accessible to users. more

Jun 1, 2017 4:24 PM Advocating Justice

Clergy at Standing Rock

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Standing Rock Sioux and their supporters, including United Methodists and the UMC's social justice agency, will gather March 7-10 in Washington D.C. to lobby federal officials to protect their water against the Dakota Access Pipeline. more

Mar 3, 2017 2:15 PM Advocating Justice

Targeting by Immigration and Customs Enforcement of "those seeking sanctuary or services provided by houses of worship will not be tolerated," said the Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, top executive of the General Board of Church and Society. more

Feb 27, 2017 12:09 PM Advocating Justice

Stand for Justice

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Washington D.C. comes face-to-face with DREAMers and their allies at the United Methodist Building. more

Jan 10, 2018 5:13 PM Advocating Justice

Overcome Evil

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The United Methodist Building's outdoor sign offers encouragement to resist and reject racism in America. more

Aug 24, 2017 2:30 PM Advocating Justice

Immigration

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The United Methodist Church's social-action agency has rejected President Donald Trump's executive order to begin building a wall on the southern U.S. border and to restrict immigration against Muslim refugees. more

Jan 26, 2017 1:24 PM Advocating Justice 1 Comments