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White privilege: Naming past sins and changing behaviors

February 28, 2018

I began elementary school in the late 1970s when school desegregation was beginning in Raleigh, N.C., and the Wake County Public Schools.

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Preserve the civil rights of people with disabilities

February 26, 2018

Urge your senators to vote NO on HR620, The ADA Education and Reform Act.

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#TBT "After the 12 year war"

February 22, 2018

This month's #throwbackthursday is an image that appeared in engage/Social Action in March 1973.

A wrinkled hand holds a few coins and a plastic army figure. The image includes the words: The Cost of War: US combat dead -- 45,993 $135 billion from 1965-73.

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Seminar on immigration: A poetic response

February 21, 2018

At the end of many seminars at Church and Society, we do an artistic reflection of the group's experience. Here are some of the poems written by some recent seminar participants.

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Revising the Social Principles: A global process

February 20, 2018

The General Conference tasked Church and Society to revise the Social Principles. The process is ongoing and has included conversations with United Methodists around the world. One United Methodist reflects on her experience.

Two people read the Social Principles.

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Shane Claiborne, featured speaker at Young Clergy event

February 16, 2018

Shane Claiborne was the featured speaker for the 2018 Young Clergy Leadership Forum hosted by Church and Society last month.

Participants in the 2018 Young Clergy Forum sing in worship.

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Turning: An Ash Wednesday reflection

February 14, 2018

“Remember you are dust and to dust you will return” are not easy words to utter.

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‘Living Our Principles’ now available

February 13, 2018

Church and Society has released “Living our Principles,” a six-part series highlighting how United Methodists are living out the Social Principles throughout the world.

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A conversation with U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie

February 12, 2018

Church and Society's Mark Harrison sat down for a brief conversation with U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) to talk about peace on the Korean Peninsula. Here's the transcript.

Harrison and Massie sit opposite each other in Massie’s Capitol Hill office.

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#MeToo and the continuum of harm

February 9, 2018

Sexual assault and sexual harassment are symptoms of a larger disease, a cancer that treats women and girls as though they are not made in God’s image.