Tag Archive: Social Justice

Working for social justice in East Congo

United Methodists in East Congo communities ravaged by war, diseases, rape and insecurity welcomed the denomination’s social justice agency for a July seminar on issues such as conflict resolution, social justice, violence against women and the fight to end malaria.

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Reaching out to rape survivors in Congo

Church and Society leaders discuss how the church can help survivors in a country where rape has been a weapon of war.

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Expert: Treatment necessary to break malaria cycle

A physician from Norway joined Church and Society leaders in leading a training session in central Congo.

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Church official: In Congo, every day is 9/11

The United Methodist Board of Church and Society meets with leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where ongoing violence tops agenda.

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Reactions to Trayvon Martin’s death in context

Before any people ignore the gravity of the response of black individuals like myself to the killing of Trayvon Martin and the trial of his killer, I suggest they turn in the United Methodist Hymnal to No. 519, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

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Civil rights leader Lowery urges United Methodist seminarians to vote

The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery is honored by Gammon Theological Seminary. He urged those in attendance to vote. Photo by Natalie Reed.

“I’m gonna die with my boots on,” declared the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery during Gammon Theological Seminary’s Trailblazers and Prophetic Leaders Banquet.

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A GC2012 Conversation with Kathy Gilbert and Tita Parham

I sat down with Kathy Gilbert and Tita Parham this morning to talk briefly about what happened during yesterday morning’s plenary session at GC2012. Two items stating Christians have different opinions about homosexuality were not approved by the 2012 General Conference, which means the original language of the Book of Discipline, Paragraph 161F, remains …

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GC2012 Radio: A Difficult Day

The issue of human sexuality in the United Methodist Church was the business of the morning; reaction to it took us into the early afternoon. This edition of GC2012 Radio features the voices and sounds of the day. gc2012Radio: May 3, 2102  Voices heard in the piece: Bishop Tom Bickerton (Western PA area) Rev. …

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United Methodists Conflicted in Solidarity Measures with Palestinians

Results of voting by United Methodist delegates at the 2012 General Conference show that, while they oppose the occupation of Palestinian lands by Israeli settlements, they are unsure about how to express their solidarity with the Palestinian people.

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Human sexuality amendments fail

During morning plenary, delegates voted down two amendments to the Social Principles that sought to acknowledge members of the United Methodist Church disagree on homosexuality. Tita Parham and Kathy Gilbert are covering this story for UMNS; I’ll talk with them on tonight’s GC2012 Radio podcast. I went out to the hall during the …

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