Social Justice

Social Concerns
United Methodists hold up signs about justice after discussions in Luanda, Angola, about proposed revisions to the Social Principles of The United Methodist Church. Photo by Orlando da Cruz, UMNS.

Angolan United Methodists weigh in on Social Principles

Social Principles listening sessions in Angola and other African countries aim to make sure revision incluces global context.
Social Concerns
Shannon Priddy (right), the national president of United Methodist Women, and Harriett Jane Olson (center), the organization's chief executive officer, visit with Linda Miller at the All People's Fresh Market in Columbus, Ohio, during the Ubuntu Day of Service, part of the United Methodist Women Assembly 2018 in May. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

UMW stresses faith with advocacy

A new strategic plan for United Methodist Women aims to re-assert its call to members to make a difference, while streamlining national operations.
Immigration
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions had faced official church complaints from fellow United Methodists, but those were dismissed by a district superintendent in the Alabama-West Florida Conference. Photo courtesy U.S. Department of Justice.

Complaints against Sessions dismissed

Conference leaders conclude church law doesn’t apply to ‘political actions’ by the U.S. attorney general.

AUMTS releases statement on gun violence

Association of United Methodist Theological Schools supports denomination's stand against gun violence and lethal force used on disproportionate number of African-Americans.

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