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The United Methodist Church promotes peace in Zimbabwe

August 16, 2018

The Zimbabwe Episcopal Area of the United Methodist Church is committed to ensuring peace and justice prevail in the country during the elections on July 30 and in the aftermath of the polls.

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Breaking Barriers AIDS Conference

August 15, 2018

The United Methodist Global AIDS Committee will host a conference, Breaking Barriers, Oct. 25-27, 2018, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Register now.

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Ministry with: Moore Community House

August 9, 2018

Many low-income parents are stuck in a catch-22. They work long hours for low wages to provide for their children only to have a large part of their income go toward child care so they can work long hours. Moore Community House offers pathways to higher wages and access to affordable child care for their children.

Three women wearing safety equipment hold a yellow sign which reads "women in construction."

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SNAP benefits are on the line

August 8, 2018

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, helps to feed millions of low-income families. Congress is currently negotiating between two versions of the bill. The version passed by the House would reduce or eliminate food assistance for 2 million people. Please call your members of Congress now and ask them to support the bipartisan 2Senate version of the bill, which protects SNAP. 202.224.3121.

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Uniting around love, not hate

August 7, 2018

Neo-Nazis and white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year. This year, they were planning to gather in Washington, D.C. The Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference will host a counter-rally on Aug. 12 called United to Love.

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Public Conversation on the draft revision of the Social Principles

July 31, 2018

Church and Society has been hosting listening sessions around the world on the proposed revisions to the Social Principles. Caroline Mutsago reports on two held in June for the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area and the Africa University.

Africa University students study the Social Principles

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One year later: The Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty

July 24, 2018

"The danger of a nuclear holocaust remains as long as nations maintain nuclear weapons."

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Ministry and advocacy: Alzheimer's and dementia

July 21, 2018

There are nearly 6 million people living with dementia in the U.S. Alzheimer's is a factor in half a million of deaths each year. United Methodists can put our faith into action by building ministries that welcome and support people living with Alzheimer's or dementia and families and advocating for change.

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The boys (and girls) in blue

July 20, 2018

Last year, I visited the United Methodist Building for the first time as a Micah Corps intern. Each year the group from the Great Plains pays a visit Washington, D.C., to learn a little more about advocacy and what the United Methodist Church is doing at a general level. This week they came back, bringing their blue t-shirts and a little nostalgia with them.

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Ministry with: Emma Norton Services

July 14, 2018

There are only 35 homes available for every 100 seniors, differently abled renters, and families with children who are extremely low income. One ministry in the Twin Cities of Minnesota is bridging this gap with the most vulnerable in their community. We spoke with Tonya Brownlow, executive director of Emma Norton Services, to learn more.

Two women hold hands and embrace at the Emma Norton Services.