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Children & Poverty

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Church & Society 

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Economic Inequality


Gun Violence Awareness

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HIV Caring Ministries

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Human Trafficking

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Persecuted Christians

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Immigration Response

As United Methodists, we recognize the inherent value of every person, regardless of race, religion, national origin or immigration status. We look into the faces of those fleeing violence and oppression in their home countries, and we remember that Jesus was himself a refugee. We see his face in them. (2016 Book of Resolutions, #3281 “Welcoming the Migrant to the United States”)

Making Room at The Inn

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Welcoming the stranger and making room at The Inn isn’t just an in-person ministry. You can help where you are at.

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The Inn Sponsorship Program

Please help to spread the word that The Inn is back in ministry and needs all of our support. Share this post via social media and email or download and share the bulletin insert linked below. Become a Sponsor today at https://tinyurl.com/3stjppek Click here to...

CCORR Train-The-Trainer

To raise awareness & promote the vision of the Missio Dei (the vision of building up the Beloved Community as God’s mission in the world), foster & facilitate biblical & theological understating of inclusion & diversity as the work of ministry, and train & resource conference leadership, pastors, & congregations for increased cultural competency & fulfillment of the Great Commission.

Annual Conference Mission Project – The Power of Lemonade!

By Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice As totals start to come in to the Outreach/Justice office on this year's Annual Conference Mission Project - how wonderful to hear of innovative, creative and might I say adorable young people who are doing their...

Time for reflection

Time for reflection

By Billie K. Fidlin, DSC Director of Outreach & Justice Welcome to the June offering of Where Love Lives, with its theme: Committed to Diversity: Difference and diversity are not just words. The Apostle Paul described the Holy as close by, not being far from any...

Your Faith Doesn’t Need Permission

by Quest Hunter, member of the Reconciling Committee of the Desert Southwest Conference Happy Pride Y’all! Happy Pride to the United Methodist Church’s Reconciling Ministry’s members for their tireless efforts to educate. As a ministry, they work towards the goal of...

Bishop’s E-Lumination 5-26-2021

Bishop’s E-Lumination 5-26-2021

A Plea for Action and Prayer to End Gun Violence (Photo by Eric Gerhardy on UnSplash) The nation is afire! Not the flames of wildfires burning in many places across the US, but rather, the fire of violence and shootings and killings, sometimes of innocent persons, and...

Worship service for Pride Sunday

Worship service for Pride Sunday

By Rev. Michael Patzloff The Welcoming and Reconciling Team for the Desert Southwest Conference are providing a complete worship service for Pride Sunday to be celebrated on the first Sunday in June. We encourage you to mark this day and celebrate the lives and...


Please join us Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:30 PST & 8:30 EST Please Register: https://forms.gle/rSs4CeQRhacZC8CB6 Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81527333736

The Gun Violence Awareness Task Force Monumentum Project

Firearm injuries are the third leading cause of death of youth in the U.S. Recent events such as mass shootings in schools with high victim counts have received extensive media coverage; however, very little attention is paid to single victim incidents. Relatedly,...

Annual Conference Mission Project Giving Opportunities Expanded

By Billie K. Fidlin   Director of Outreach & Justice We are delighted to share that our campus ministries welcome both gift cards in $20.00 increments, to be delivered to the campus ministry, or, you may donate to the Annual Conference funding, which will be...

2020 Mission Project Comes to a Close with Record Donations

By Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach & Justice Last year’s Annual Conference Mission Project was a success during the usual Annual Conference giving period. But the joy carried on! The generosity of our Conference has continued, and as we draw the 2020...

Economic Inequality and Prison Reform Event

Economic Inequality and Prison Reform Event

by Bud Clark, Chair, Economic Inequality Task Force On May 6, 2021, from 7:00-8:00 PM (Pacific Time) the Desert Southwest Conference Economic Inequality Task Force of the Conference Board of Church & Society, will present the third webinar in the series for 2021....


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