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A prayer for the unity of Christ’s church

January 17, 2018

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins Thursday, Jan. 18. Bishop B. Michael Watson, ecumenical officer of the Council of Bishops, and the Revs. Drs. Jean Hawxhurst and Kyle R. Tau, ecumenical staff officers of the Council of bishops, offer this prayer.

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Confessions of the person who reads Church & Society's hate mail

January 16, 2018

Sometimes, when passionate United Methodists respond to Church and Society, the messages are so hate-filled they can knock you back on your heels.

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Opportunities to renew a commitment to eliminating racism

January 13, 2018

Reflections on the President's racist comments about countries around the world.

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Interview with Social Principles revision team leader Rev. George D. Wilson Jr.

January 12, 2018

The Social Principles are being revised by a global team of theologians and experts. Today we profile the leader leading the team working on the political community section of the Social Principles.

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Seminar program aims to connect faith and justice

January 3, 2018

Faith and and our work for justice are integral to each other. The seminar program of Church and Society seeks to help United Methodists make these connections.

Seminar group in Simpson Chapel

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Church and Society awards over $55,000 in ethnic local church grants

December 29, 2017

Church and Society oversees the distribution of three different grants available to United Methodist congregations and organizations. These are the recipients of the fall 2017 ethnic local church grants.

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Youth visit Congress to advocate for DREAM Act

December 28, 2017

The youth fellowship from Marrow United Methodist Church in Maplewood, N.J. joined hundreds of people of faith advocating for a clean DREAM Act last month. Each day, more than 120 Dreamers lose their status.

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A very merry Christmas

December 22, 2017

General Secretary Susan Henry-Crowe offers this Christmas reflection.

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Who’s in, who’s out: Migrants and a compact

December 18, 2017

The terrains that migrants and refugees traverse are as contested as the road to a global compact on migration, now under negotiations at the United Nations.

A graphic image featuring several people all facing right and walking with the words "International Migrants Day" at the bottom.

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Ministry with the poor

December 14, 2017

In the book of John, Jesus speaks to Pharisees saying “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”