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I Was Sentenced to Death: An Ash Wednesday Reflection

March 1, 2017

My name is Ndume Olatushani and I was wrongly convicted and sentenced to death. I spent 28 years in prison and twenty of those years were spent on death row in the state of Tennessee. Ultimately, I was released from prison on June 1, 2012.

An art installation outside the United Methodist Building highlighting the cradle to prison pipeline.

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Reflections on Transfiguration

February 26, 2017

As the Christian cycle moves from the winter light of Epiphany toward the spring light of Lent days grow longer and nights shorter. In this gradual movement the signs of light are varied in their beauty and clarity. Some light glimmers like the new fake candles that are a little off color. Some twilight is shrouded in wind and rain on a wet hike in early spring. Or some signs are the fleeting warmth in the heart.

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My Own Medicaid Story

February 22, 2017

Reflections on Medicaid, Faith and Advocacy.

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Join Us for an Art Pilgrimage this Lenten Season

February 22, 2017

The United Methodist Building will host Station #1

An art installation outside the United Methodist Building highlighting the cradle to prison pipeline.

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Three Historic Gatherings for Indigenous Peoples

February 22, 2017

Three historic gatherings: one to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding congress of Sami peoples that was held between February 6 and 9 in 1917, and another to celebrate the role of the Methodist Church in Trondheim, Norway in the life of Sami peoples by hosting this first congress.

People in a circle around a fire.

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Meet our Church and Society Fellows

February 21, 2017

We are happy to welcome our second cohort of Church and Society Fellows! Church and Society Fellows have the opportunity to work with the staff of Church and Society full-time on a project. Fellows are required to do weekly reading, check-ins and blogging to reflect on their experience of living faith. Another aspect of this program is living in community. The Church and Society Fellows program is designed to encourage spiritual and professional development.

Two Church and Society Fellows stand shoulder to shoulder.

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Every Church Needs a Social Justice Committee

February 21, 2017

A reflection from Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kansas.

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Ethnic Young Adult Internship

February 21, 2017

Looking for a transformative summer internship? We will be reviewing applications for this summer’s Ethnic Young Adult internship program in mid-March. Young adults wanting to participate in this summer’s programming should apply by March 11th.

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Statement on Current Immigration Raids

February 17, 2017

In the past few days, the United States has seen a surge of raids targeting immigrant communities by Department of Homeland Security officials. These raids are occurring in homes, places of work, and even near churches.

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The Power of Organizing

January 31, 2017

In a recent meeting with national gun violence prevention advocates, former Attorney General Eric Holder concluded with a rousing call to action. With a sense of passion, he reminded us that we have an informed, galvanized, active population, and we need to get people engaged. Energy is on our side. We need to get busy; we need to build; we need to organize.