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An Update on Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.

January 17, 2020

An Update on Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.

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Church and Society visits the Democratic Republic of Congo

January 16, 2020

At the invitation of Bishop Daniel Lunge, Church and Society staff and board members visited United Methodists in Congo to learn more about democracy in their country.

Church and Society delegation with DRC UMs

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Christmas is Waiting to be Born

December 24, 2019

As we celebrate the birth of the Christ child, let us remember “Christmas is waiting to be born/…in all of humankind.”

Nativity of holy family in cages

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2019: A year in review

December 17, 2019

2019 has been a long year. The year began with a monthlong shutdown of the U.S. federal government, causing millions of Americans to miss paychecks. Through it all, our faith in Jesus Christ empowered us to seek justice and pursue peace.

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Hope, peace, love and joy: An Advent message from the general secretary

December 17, 2019

In the darkness of Advent, the light of hope, peace, joy and love breaks in.

Advent wreath one candle lit

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Peace with justice: 2019 in review

December 17, 2019

Pursing peace is a core part of the work of being Christian. As followers of the Prince of Peace, we strive to end war and build peace rooted in reconciliation and justice.

Marchers walk on a street holding signs that read "United Methodists stand for peace," and "Peace treaty now," and "Diplomacy not war." The marchers in front of the group carry a blue banner that reads, "Prayer to end the war, reunite families, and bring peace to Korea."

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Immigration: 2019 in review

December 17, 2019

Our work in immigration and migration justice in 2019 creatively engaged multiple topics, ranging from U.S. refugee admissions to ending child detention.

Signs in support of immigration reform

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Ministry With: 2019 in review

December 17, 2019

Since 2008, The United Methodist Church has encouraged ministry efforts at all levels of the Church to focus engagement around four areas: global health, leadership development, new worshipping communities and ministry with the poor. Church and Society has been a leader in the denomination on ministries with.

Ministry Wooden it be Lovely

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Health care: 2019 in review

December 17, 2019

United Methodists continue to advocate for access to affordable, equitable, quality health care for all.

GBCS staff hold signs at health care vigil on U.S. Capitol grounds

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Climate: 2019 in review

December 17, 2019

2019 was a year when we witnessed an ever-growing disconnect between what the climate science is telling us, the devastating realities of extreme weather, the growing movement of youth and people of faith demanding action, and the unconscionable lack of leadership by U.S. and global leaders.

COP 25 Madrid United Methodists