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Reflection: A Time for Everything

June 5, 2017

Students from the Pacific School of Religion recently spent ten days exploring faith and advocacy in Washington, D.C. Here's a reflection from one of the United Methodist students.

Students from PSR's immersion visited NPR.

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As the U.S. Prepares to Exit Paris Agreement, United Methodists Prepare to Take Action

June 5, 2017

For people of faith and good conscience, this decision compels us to redouble our own efforts to address climate change.

United Methodists march for climate justice

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On the U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

June 2, 2017

Upon the Trump Administration's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, the General Secretary reiterates the United Methodist commitment to climate justice.

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New Resource: Gun Violence Prevention Cheat Sheet

June 2, 2017

Here's a new resource for clergy by clergy focusing on how to begin or continue engaging the issue of guns and gun violence in a congregational context.

Front cover of PDF for the Gun Violence Cheat Sheet.

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#WearOrange and Take Action for National Gun Violence Awareness Day

June 2, 2017

Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day.

Panel of speakers in front of backdrop that says "God and Guns"

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LGBTQ Pride Month

June 1, 2017

Around the nation and around the world, many will celebrate this month through festive celebration and commemoration of those who have worked for LGBTQ rights.

Church and Society General Secretary Leads Vigil following the Pulse Nightclub Massacre with rainbow ribbons behind her.

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May is Mental Health Month

May 31, 2017

May is Mental Health Month but every month is important for mental health advocacy to United Methodists.

Four people smile

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Peace With Justice Sunday, June 11

May 30, 2017

While many individuals and churches across the connection work for peace and justice every day, once a year United Methodists get to celebrate and commit to the work of peace with justice.

Men gather in Nigeria to discuss peace

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Today, We Celebrate Motherhood

May 13, 2017

In recognition of the sacredness of motherhood and the tragic stories of maternal mortality, we call on local congregations to advocate with policy makers at all levels to improve maternal health through increased access to maternal health and family planning services and to support United Methodist projects around the world working on maternal health and family planning. (2016 Book of Resolutions, “Maternal Health: The Church’s Role”)

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Some Bad News

May 5, 2017

A response to the passage of the AHCA.