In this season of fall gathering, the Rev. F. Richard Garland reflects on how biblical instructions and Native American wisdom both counsel us to live sustainably so that no one suffers from hunger. Read more

Practicing Faith

What's stopping church outreach and social service agencies from offering healthy vegetarian meals through their feeding programs, asks the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

Ministry with the Poor 1 Comments

Jesus expects that his disciples will feed the hungry and thirsty, welcome strangers, clothe the naked, and visit the ill and imprisoned, not debate endlessly about what happens in people's bedrooms, writes Dr. Martha E. Banks. Read more

A Way Forward 2 Comments

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

Perspectives 1 Comments

The best path to United Methodist unity, writes retired Bishop Kenneth L. Carder, is to spend two weeks "living where Jesus lives" among the homeless, the addicted, the elderly, the infirm, the poor, and the undocumented. Read more


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

Views from a Ridge 5 Comments

Horn of Africa

Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC. Used by Permission.

As the leaders of the G20 economies gathered, the World Council of Churches, the ACT Alliance, and the All Africa Council of Churches called for those nations to lead a campaign against hunger and war in the Horn of Africa. Read more

Global Health

BWUMC Feeds the Hungry

Photos Courtesy of Rev. We Hyun Chang

In less than an hour and a half, some 90 volunteers at Belmont/Watertown United Methodist Church in Massachusetts packed 10,000 meals for hungry people. Read more

ALL the Children

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Daunting as the challenges seem, the gospel of Jesus Christ demands that Christians never resist caring for the welfare of all the world's children, writes the Rev. Brandon Lazarus. Read more


Canned goods

Photo Courtesy of The New MethoFesto

Food Pantries and Band-Aids

The food pantries that United Methodist congregations so love may fill an immediate need, but they're not addressing the root problems of hunger and poverty, contends the Rev. Wes Magruder. Read more

Mar 29, 2013 7:23 PM Wes Magruder 3 Comments