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Scenes From the US-Mexico Border

November 18, 2021

UMC Photographer and Deaconess Try to Amplify the Voices of Migrants

United Methodist Deaconess Cindy Johnson visits with children at a makeshift camp for migrants in the Plaza de la República in Reynosa, Mexico. About 2,000 migrants, many from Central America, have taken up residence in the plaza, just yards away from the McAllen - Hidalgo International Bridge into the U.S. Many of those living in the camp were deported from the U.S. under Title 42, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order that allows the U.S. to rapidly expel migrants for public health reasons during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

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Investing Faith in God’s Earth

November 8, 2021

The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe preaches at Glasgow Cathedral for COP26 ecumenical service.

The Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe preaches during an ecumenical service Nov. 7, 2021, at
Glasgow Cathedral, one of the faith community events for the U.N. Climate Change
Conference, COP26. Henry-Crowe is the general secretary of the General Board of
Church and Society, United Methodist Church. Photo by John Young/Church of

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Reflecting on ‘Who is at the Table?’

November 4, 2021

Theological intern considers how we are building the Kingdom of God in our churches

The group from Ed White’s time in the Global Mission Fellow program. Those present are from South Korea, Hong Kong, India, Congo, Sierra Leone, Brazil, Philippines, and the United States of America.

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"Though the fig tree doesn’t bloom …"

November 4, 2021

Theological intern expresses the hope and peril of our current climate reality

A barren fig tree

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We Need a “Yes” to Climate Justice

November 3, 2021

“Let your yes mean yes, and your no mean no.” — Matthew 5:37

A view of the Energy Hub at COP26

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Methodists among faith groups attending COP26

November 2, 2021

GBCS delegation arrives in Glasgow; Henry-Crowe to preach at Nov. 7 ecumenical service.

GBCS staff members Laura Kigweba James, left, and John Hill, right, with the Rev. James Bhagwan, a Methodist minister from Fiji, at a COP26 interfaith service and dialogue Oct. 31 at Garnethill Synagogue in Glasgow.

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10 Great Kids’ Books by Indigenous Creators

November 2, 2021

Celebrate indigenous voices in November by reading these stories with the kids in your life.

Image for American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

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On the Ground at COP26

November 1, 2021

Daily updates about interfaith activities and the observations of General Board of Church and Society delegates and others participating in the Oct. 31-Nov. 12 United Nations Climate Conference.

Cyclists outside the COP26 venue in Glasgow promote the importance of bicycle power.

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More Messages to Congress and Other 2021 Highlights

October 29, 2021

GBCS board hears reports, approves budget at its Oct. 21 virtual meeting.

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Visits Simpson Chapel

October 27, 2021

The spiritual leader of 300 million Orthodox Christians worldwide stops in DC on US trip.

The Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, general secretary, General Board of Church and Society, welcomes His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew during a reception at Simpson Chapel in the United Methodist Building. Photo by Amber Gaines/GBCS