United Methodist laywoman Gerry Hills, chair of the Desert Southwest Conference’s Gun Violence Awareness Task Force, shares her views on the critical need for better gun control on Arizona PBS program
Facing unequal response because of racism, Puerto Rico needs United Methodists to hold U.S. officials accountable for providing the same level of aid given to Americans recovering from other recent disasters.
United Methodist layman Dave Nuckols of the Minnesota Annual Conference has urged the West Ohio Annual Conference to pray deeply about its response to charges against the Rev. David Meredith, a married gay man whose union violates church law.
After the Las Vegas shooting, United Methodists are wrestling with the public health issue of gun violence in the United States.
America worships a false god – the gun – and it’s time topple the idol that has received too many human sacrifices, writes Cynthia B. Astle
The devastation wrought by wildfires in the western United States over the past few years – along with United Methodists’ efforts to cope with the effects – pose a long-term disaster recovery challenge for the region as great as hurricanes elsewhere.
Our string of global disasters – hurricanes, mudslides, wildfires, floods and more – reveals eternal truths about how we affect the world God gives by the ways we live in it, writes Cynthia B. Astle.
United Methodists have woven a “chain of caring” through the many tumultuous events of August, providing rescue and relief, standing up for justice, and bringing hope to wounded souls, writes Cynthia B. Astle.
Conservative evangelicals’ 14-point statement on gender draws immediate pushback from progressives and other evangelicals.
If Hurricane Harvey teaches us anything, the storm should teach us that we must use both belief and knowledge — Karl Barth’s “Bible and newspapers” — as we seek to interpret the world through our faith, writes Cynthia B. Astle.