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Living faith, seeking justice, persuing peace in Zimbabwe: An Interview with the Rev. Taurai Emmanuel Maforo

August 31, 2017

Church and Society staff met with the Rev. Taurai Emmanuel Maforo at a United Methodist Social Principles training held at Africa University in June 2017.

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Apply today: Healthy masculinity training

August 30, 2017

Church and Society, the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference Board of Church and Society, and the Healthy Masculinities Action Project have teamed up to put on a training October 23-26, 2017.

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Defend DACA: A Call to Action

August 29, 2017

As the Trump Administration considers rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the general secretary issues a call for United Methodists to urge their members of Congress to support DACA.

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Race, hunger and the Eucharist

August 25, 2017

The U.S. is the wealthiest country in the world. It also has 42 million residents facing hunger. Half of those lack “access, at times, to enough food for all household members,” what the USDA calls food insecurity.

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Kiss today goodbye

August 23, 2017

Ethnic Young Adult Intern Iris Gadsden reflects on her summer learning about faith, justice and peace.

Eight ethnic young adult interns.

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Magnifying our message through alliances

August 22, 2017

Working with allies can mean compromise and putting aside differences in order to solve problems. But, through by building alliances, we are more likely to be successful.

Eight people write together and sit around a table covered with papers and drinks.

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CHIP: Helping children get health care

August 21, 2017

The Children’s Health Insurance Program is a key program that covers 8.9 million children across the country. CHIP must be reauthorized by Congress before September 30, 2017 for the program to continue.

Children and adults play a game.

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Take action: 800,000 could be at risk for deportation

August 18, 2017

Right now, President Trump's administration is considering terminating the DACA program. This puts the nearly 800,000 DACA recipients at risk of deportation.

DACA supporters hold signs at immigration rally

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Maternal mortality in Texas

August 17, 2017

Deaconess Megan Hale attended a training on maternal mortality sponsored by the United Methodist Women and Church and Society. What she learned about maternal mortality rates inspired her to put her faith into action.

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SAVE THE DATE: Seminar Forum: Peace on the Korean Peninsula

August 16, 2017

Church and Society invites you to our 2017 Seminar Forum: Peace on the Korean Peninsula. The Forum will be held November 13-15, 2017 in the United Methodist Building in Washington D.C.