RSS

Methodist Federation for Social Action

Justice Seekers

MFSA Photo

The Methodist Federation for Social Action invites United Methodists to share their stories about their activities on behalf on social justice during inauguration week, including the Women's March in Washington and other cities. Read more

Advocating Justice 1 Comments

The new executive will oversee the transition of the social-action network from the nation's capital to a new home at Central United Methodist Church in Detroit, Mich. Read more

Advocating Justice

MFSA Logo

M Theresa Basile

The Methodist Federation for Social Action is seeking an executive to lead the organization's efforts to eliminate white supremacy in the church and in American society. Read more

Advocating Justice

Women's health advocate Irene R. DeMaris outlines how repealing the Affordable Care Act, as eight U.S. Senators who are United Methodists have voted to do, violates the denomination's official stance on health care. Read more

Global Health 7 Comments

Justice Seekers

MFSA Photo

The Methodist Federation for Social Action invites United Methodists to share their stories about their activities on behalf on social justice during inauguration week, including the Women's March in Washington and other cities. Read more

Advocating Justice 1 Comments

Festival of Lights

Photo Courtesy of MFSA

Darlene DiDomenick, interim director of the Methodist Federation for Social Action, offers a message of encouragement to "justice-seekers" who may be downhearted by the events of 2016. Read more

Perspectives

MFSA Logo

M Theresa Basile

Methodist Federation for Social Action calls on United Methodists to pray for the Commission on A Way Forward while it urges the Council of Bishops to take a more prophetic stance by ordaining LGBTQ people. Read more

A Way Forward

The unofficial social-action network for United Methodists has decided to strengthen its participation on reproductive rights after the 2016 General Conference voted to pull out of an organization it helped to start. Read more

Global Health 3 Comments

Chett Pritchett, executive director of the Methodist Federation for Social Action, has accepted a position with Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. His interim successor will be deaconness Darlene DiDomenick. Read more

In the Church

MFSA Abortion

MFSA Photo. Used by Permission.

United Methodists, including the Methodist Federation for Social Action, came out in support of women's health clinics in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court contesting restrictive Texas law. Read more

Advocating Justice

Fossil Free UMC, an organization devoted to ridding The United Methodist Church of investments and use of fossil fuels, is the 13th group to join the Love Your Neighbor Coalition preparing for the 2016 General Conference. Read more

Advocating Justice

LYNC header

UM Insight Screen Capture

With 11 United Methodist caucuses among its participants, the Love Your Neighbor Coalition launches a new website and announces its vision for the 2016 United Methodist General Conference. Read more

In the Church 1 Comments

Pray for the Church

UMNS File Photo by Kathleen Barry

The Rev. Steve Clunn, coordinator for the Love Your Neighbor coalition of 11 organizations, outlines his deep concerns about the alternative legislative process on LGBT issues proposed by the General Commission on the General Conference. Read more

Advocating Justice 1 Comments

2012 Round Tables

UMNS Photo by Mike DuBose

The Rev. Bryan Bucher of the United Methodist Centrist Movement contends that those who favor a middle-of-the-road approach to human sexuality and church organization were deliberately snubbed by the Commission on the General Conference. Read more

Perspectives 1 Comments

LGBTQ Leaders

Reconciling Ministries Network Photo

After accepting an invitation to meet with the General Conference commission, LGBTQ leaders issue a response to the meeting. Read more

Advocating Justice

Blue Water

Photo Courtesy of Bonfire Health

Chett Prichett, executive director of the Methodist Federation for Social Action, finds that flooding in his new apartment gives him the opportunity to follow spiritual counsel to "inhabit Lent." Read more

Perspectives

Bishop McLee Memoriam

UMNS Illustration

Chett Pritchett, executive director of the Methodist Federation for Social Action, remembers the ministry of New York Bishop Martin D. McLee, who suspended clergy trials over same-sex marriage. Read more

Perspectives

Supporters of full inclusion for LGBT people in The United Methodist Church blasted the Southwest Texas Annual Conference June 7 on Twitter for revoking the certification of a deacon candidate who identifies as a lesbian. Read more

In the Church 3 Comments

Poor People T-shirt

Photo Courtesy of Sleeping Dog Blog

Chett Prichett, lay member of his annual conference, muses on how much it costs to participate in the business of The United Methodist Church's "basic unit." Read more

Perspectives 8 Comments