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15 Christian organizations call for peace, justice, and equality in Israel and Palestine

April 9, 2017

Washington, DC, February 15, 2017: 15 Christian organizations sent a briefing paper to all members of Congress and to the Trump Administration calling for U.S. policies that promote peace, justice, and equality between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Join in an Easter Prayer for Harmony on the Korean Peninsula

April 9, 2017

The National Council of Churches in Korea and the Korean Christian Federation prepared the 2017 Easter Joint North-South Prayer.

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Who is My Neighbor? Health Care in America

April 9, 2017

The first rule of thumb in ministerial etiquette is "do not mix religion and politics". Of course, people do like it if your politics match their politics, but, of course, people disagree about politics. I am going to mix religion and politics, but I hope to avoid partisan politics. At the same time, I think the subject----health care in America-is too important for us as Christians to sit on the sidelines.

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A Bridge Back to God: A Palm Sunday Reflection

April 5, 2017

It’s called the Bridge of Strings and when it opened in Jerusalem in 2008, like many things in that city, it was controversial, criticized as too extravagant by some, and as out of its element by others.

Bridge

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Are Mountains Forever? A Lenten Reflection

March 30, 2017

At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, and the rocks were split. - Matthew 27:51

Valley on Mt. Apo

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Simon of Cyrene and Mary McLeod Bethune: A Lenten Reflection

March 21, 2017

In the stories I heard growing up, Simon of Cyrene was a black man. While the association may stem from Cyrene’s location in North Africa (modern-day Libya), its power lies in racial experience.

Memorial statue to Mary McLeod in Washington, D.C.

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A Monument for the Living

March 16, 2017

The Vietnam Women’s Memorial stands as a testament to the service and sacrifice of American women in the Vietnam War.

Vietnam Womens Memorial

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Reflections from our Fellows, Weeks 3 & 4

March 8, 2017

Our fellows reflect on their time at Church and Society.

faith in action

The Band of Brothers and Sisters

March 8, 2017

This mural is located right before we enter into the worship hall of the First United Methodist Church in Flushing, NY. The images within the cross represent a campaign we began last year called the ‘Band of Brothers & Sisters.’ The ‘bands’ inspiration and heart came from the Gospel story of the four friends bringing a paralyzed person to Jesus Christ. Seeing the faith of the four friends, Jesus forgives the friend’s sins (Mark 2:5).

Cross composed of a variety of people

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Health Care is a Basic Human Right

March 7, 2017

The General Secretary's statement on Congressional Efforts to rollback health care.