Church and Society

2019 United Methodist Creation Care Summit Wrap Up

NASHVILLE, TN – Taking place July 11-14 at the Scarritt Bennett Center campus, 250 participants from congregations, annual conferences, agencies, and other organizations gathered eager to find ways to take better care of God’s creation. Attendee’s discussed ways they can facilitate the healing of our planet, strategized how to build Read More »

Historical Marker Honors Rev. Bill Barnes

Nashville, July 17, 2019:  Mayor David Briley and members of the Nashville Metro Council joined friends and family of Rev. Bill Barnes for the unveiling of a historical marker honoring the work and memory of Rev. Barnes. Rev. Barnes was well known for his activism and work in Nashville helping Read More »

Historical Marker to Honor Rev. Bill Barnes

Friends and family of Rev. Bill Barnes (1931-2017) are invited to gather on Wednesday, July 17, 9:30 a.m. at Edgehill UMC, 1502 Edgehill Ave for the unveiling of a historical marker authorized by The Metropolitan Historical Commission. The marker will be placed at Edgehill UMC to honor the work and Read More »

24 Hours To Protect Health Care

24 Hours To Protect Health Care We need you to call your member of Congress to let them know the American Health Care Bill creates more problems than it solves. Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected with your congressperson’s office. Or, find your member of Congress Read More »

Bishop’s Blog | Living in a hurting world: Offering prayers for refugees

Over the last few days there has been a great deal of discussion regarding the executive order banning refugees from seven countries. Within this context, many of our fellow churches are requesting ways they can offer sanctuary to immigrants within our communities. I know this issue is complex, and I believe we, as the Read More »

McKendree UMC Leads Collaborative Discussion on Mass Incarceration and Race

McKendree United Methodist Church gathered a collaborative group of area churches and ministries to host a viewing and discussion of the documentary 13th: From Slave to Criminal in One Amendment. The event was held at the United Methodist Publishing House and was designed to facilitate conversations of faith and justice and inspire actions of restorative justice in our community.

Call for TVA Energy Efficiency Programs for Lower Income Households

Dear Colleagues in Ministry, I’m writing to ask if you would sign the “Interfaith Energy Justice Letter” from Tennessee faith leaders to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).  This campaign is being organized by the Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light. The letter asks TVA to significantly step up its programs to Read More »