human rights

With racial tension building across the U.S. and the world, the Rev. Brittney Stephan says that it’s time for people of faith to confront walls of hatred, injustice, and fear. Read more

Advocating Justice

Walter Mujuru, the music director for the United Methodist Zimbabwe West Conference, uses music to raise awareness and action for human rights. Read more

Advocating Justice

Prison Protest

UMNS Photo by Paul Jeffrey

A summer of research into faith community organizing, combined with the events in Charlottesville, Va., inspire Cynthia B. Astle to new insights about Jesus' subversive teachings. Read more

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United Methodist Women in Sierra Leone demonstrate to break their culture's silence on violence and the denial of human rights for women and girls. Read more

Advocating Justice

Bethune Statue

Library of Congress Photo

Simon of Cyrene, who carried Jesus' cross for him, reminds Church and Society's Jeania Ree Moore of Methodist educator, activist and stateswoman Mary McLeod Bethune, who also lifted up the oppressed. Read more

Practicing Faith


Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

United Methodist Women in Liberia have pledged themselves to advocate for the rights of girl children, who are often denied education and health care. Read more

Advocating Justice

Divestment Video

Screen capture by Fossil Free UMC

Fossil Free UMC, a movement to get the denomination to sell off all its petroleum stocks, alleges that a new Pensions Board video urging Central Conference delegates to vote against divestment crosses an ethical line. Read more

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The World Methodist Council is seeking speakers for the 2016 World Methodist Conference and contributions for a worship e-book aimed at youths and young adults on the topic of human rights. Read more

In the Church

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    Photo by Daniel R. Gangler


    INDIANAPOLIS – With three Syrian refugee families standing behind her, Nora Basha, with the Syrian American Council of Indiana, speaks during a press conference before a rally and candlelight interfaith prayer vigil in honor and support of Syrian refugee families on Dec. 11. The event was held by the Syrian American Council of Indiana at the Epworth United Methodist Church.