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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.

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In search of faithfulness: My calling to serve God and serve others

July 13, 2018

Mark Evans is a Duke Theological Intern placed at the General Board of Church and Society. Read his introduction.

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Nine books to read this summer

July 12, 2018

Church and Society staff have some recommendations for your summer reading list.

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Ministry with: House of the Carpenter

July 6, 2018

Generational poverty is difficult to interrupt. The Pre-Work Program at House of the Carpenter introduces students to new possibilities and inspires them to envision a different reality for themselves. We spoke with the Rev. Dr. Mike Linger at House of the Carpenter to learn more.

A child tries on firefighter gear in front of a fire truck at a a fire station.

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The travel ban and sowing love

June 29, 2018

Church and Society's general secretary, the Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, responds the the Supreme Court's decision to allow the president's Muslim travel ban to stand.

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#ThrowBackThursday: 'President Obama: You have blood on your hands. #StopTheRaids'

June 28, 2018

United Methodists and Church and Society staff protested outside the White House Feb. 22, 2016, to protest the Obama administration's use of immigration raids.

Protesters wearing red gloves hold a sign that reads, "President Obama: You have blood on your hands. #StopTheRaids" outside of the White House.

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Ministry with: San Fernando Valley Refugee Children Center

June 27, 2018

Obstacles for refugees do not subside once resettled, especially for unaccompanied minors. After fleeing their homes in search of protection from violence, children face a unique set of challenges even once they’ve reached safety.

Children read at the San Fernando Valley Refugee Children Center

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Apply now: Fall fellows 2018

June 26, 2018

Now is the time to apply to be a Church and Society Fellow for fall 2018. An alumnus, Nyorowai Caroline Mutsago, tells you why you should.

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The Importance of listening

June 25, 2018

Many people were shocked and angered by the U.S. government's decision to tear immigrant children from their parents. Less covered, and also terrible, is the administration's revocation of a longstanding policy that allowed survivors of domestic and gang violence to seek asylum in the U.S.