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What shall we say? Responding to the shooting in Las Vegas.

October 6, 2017

You will likely be discussing this shooting, and responses to it, at church Sunday and in the coming days. The Gun Violence Pastoral Cheat Sheet offers guidance on how to speak about gun violence.

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Korea: Peace, justice and reunification

October 6, 2017

Responding to the escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Church and Society, in partnership with the Korea Peace Committee, will host "Peace on the Korean Peninsula Forum," Nov. 13-15, 2017.

Very old photo of Aimee's grandparents

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 5, 2017

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. To understand domestic violence, we have to begin to look in — into our behaviors, into our families, into our churches, into our communities and into the policies that impact women and families.

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Church and Society welcomes two Wesley Theological Seminary interns

October 4, 2017

This fall we are glad to welcome two Wesley Theological interns to the work of Church and Society. Michelle and Daniel will be serving with us for the year as a part of their practicum learning as they work toward their master's in divinity.

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Celebrating life and God’s grace: The journey of one woman living with HIV

October 3, 2017

Sharon Thomas was infected with HIV in 1987 and diagnosed in 1988. It was rare for women to contract HIV. She was devastated, believing she would never live to see another day.

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International Day of Nonviolence

October 2, 2017

When some hear the word nonviolence, they may mistakenly equate it with passivity. But true, active nonviolence requires a daily engagement of discipline, faith, compassion and love.

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Praying for comfort and demanding action

October 2, 2017

As details unfold on the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the general secretary calls for prayers and action to end gun violence.

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The Ministers’ March for Justice: The how, the why, the march, and what next from a white pastor.

September 28, 2017

The Rev. Brent Salsgiver, pastor of Paxton UMC, attended August's Ministers' March for Justice. He reflects on his experience and what's next.

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Peacebuilding and conflict transformation among farmers and herdsmen in Nigeria

September 27, 2017

Violent conflict between farmers and herdsmen in Northern Nigeria has left more than 340 people dead and 82,000 more displaced in 2017. The crisis remains a major issue in Nigeria, and the government is not doing much to resolve this menace.

Attendees at a peacebuilding training in Nigeria.

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Celebrating the impact of contraception

September 26, 2017

Today, we celebrate World Contraception Day. We thank God for these life-changing contraceptives that have come to save women’s lives around the world.