A sign from the margins, set to poetry by the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more


Church-related projects and programs intended to build community relationships and counteract racism and xenophobia have been funded by the General Commission on Religion and Race's Action Fund. Read more

Advocating Justice

Still No Room

UM Insight Photo by Cynthia B. Astle

Nativity scenes that distract us from the harsh realities of Jesus' birth – still felt by too many today – ought to be done away with, asserts the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant. Read more

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Puyallup Blessing Box

Photo by Pastor Karen Yokota Love

Kheira B. wanted to get resources to people in need without subjecting them to derision, so she took her idea to her pastor and leaders at Puyallup United Methodist Church. Read more


McMinnville Vigil

McMinnville Cooperative Ministries Photo

A joint United Methodist-Lutheran parish in McMinnville, Ore., could face fines of $500 if it continues to allow homeless people to camp on UMC grounds. Read more

Local Church

Door Heart

Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Smith via CC0 License

The Rev. Jeremy Smith looks at the new trend in addressing homelessness -- giving people homes. Read more

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