Human Rights

Disaster Relief
Alice Charo, a cattle herder in Shirikisho village in Kenya, fetches water at the Tana River for her family. Charo has lost 10 cows in 14 days due to the ongoing drought in Tana River County. The river’s water levels have hit record lows, forcing herders like Charo to travel miles along the river to find a safe place to fetch water for their cattle. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Kenyan church helps drought-stricken community

Tumaini United Methodist Church is providing food and water to families in the coastal part of Kenya as water crisis intensifies.
Human Rights
Holly Fugate. Photo courtesy of the author.

United Methodists should support Dobbs decision

Restrictions on abortion are consistent with a careful reading of the denomination’s Social Principles.
Human Rights
The Rev. Duane Anders. Photo courtesy of the author.

Getting to a pro-choice and pro-life position

Pastor says it’s time to move beyond binary thinking about abortion and have a broader conversation.
Social Concerns
At a Sept. 21 memorial service marking the 50th anniversary of martial law in the Philippines, Bishop Ciriaco Francisco, the resident bishop of the Manila Area, holds a sign supporting the Rev. Glofie Baluntong, a United Methodist pastor who has been charged with attempted murder in a case she and her supporters believe was invented to intimidate her. Photo © Paul Jeffrey, Life on Earth Pictures.

Church says clergywoman faces trumped-up charges

Church groups have organized a prayer vigil and issued statements in support of a Filipino pastor known for her social justice work. She has been charged with attempted murder, but fellow United Methodists say she is innocent and the charge is meant to silence her.

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