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Justice & Outreach

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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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Prison/Criminal Justice Reform

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Religion & Race

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Welcome & Reconciling Ministries

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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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Annual Conference 2021 Mission Project

By Billie Fidlin, Director of Justice & Outreach This year's Annual Conference Mission Project will be centered around student hunger. Our campus ministries each day are meeting opportunities to help students with not only their spiritual needs, but there are...

RACE Coalition Book Study & Event

RACE Coalition Book Study & Event

February 28th saw the culmination of the month-long book study on I'm Black, I'm Christian, I'm Methodist, edited and penned by Pastor Rudy Rasmus. After worship, three of the authors - Pastor Rudy Rasmus, Rev. Dr. Vance Ross and Rev. Dr. Pamela Lightsey joined...

Rooted & Rising

By Rev. Sandy Johnson, pastor at Santa Cruz Valley UMC I haven’t always been a part of the Reconciling movement. I used to believe that if the bible says it, then it’s truth. I got hung up on Leviticus 18:22, "You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an...

Honoring Those Who Served

By Bryan Ruth, Chair Veterans Ministry Our United Methodist Social Principles states, “The church deplores war and all other forms of violent conflict and urges the peaceful settlement of all disputes.” It goes on to state, “We honor and offer support to those who...

Virtual Border Education and Anti-Racism Workshop

Arizona Justice for Our Neighbors (AZJFON) Virtual Border Education and Anti-Racism Workshop To register for an upcoming virtual trip, please contact Scott Morris at . AZJFON has developed a virtual version of our in-person Border Education...

Announcement: New Inclusion & Diversity Task Force

By Rev. Javier Olivares, Chair of the Desert Southwest Conference Commission on Religion and Race The Conference Commission on Religion and Race has been working on a document called Foundations for Cultural Competency and Cross-Cultural Cross-Racial Appointments. The...

DSC-RACE Announces February Resources for Black History Month

DSC-RACE Announces February Resources for Black History Month

By Rev. Kimberly Scott Greetings from the Desert Southwest Conference Race Coalition team! We pray thus far 2021 has been filled with signs of renewed hope, strength, and new life. In 2020 we were met with the reality of deteriorating race relations in our country. As...

Change is Here

Change is Here

Arizona JFON celebrates Biden’s first changes to immigration policy.

Request from UMOM New Day Centers

Requests for Bibles are exceeding the numbers we have available at UMOM! If your church has bibles to donate, please contact Patricia Magyar from UMOM New Day Centers at . Pick up can be arranged for churches in the Phoenix area. Please inform your...

A message from the DSC Economic Inequality Task Force

Written by the Chair of the Desert Southwest Conference Economic Inequality Task Force Today a huge roadblock has been removed on the highway to equality and justice for all the people in the USA. All of us in the Church & Society family of The United Methodist...

Economic Inequality & Education Event

Economic Inequality & Education Event

By Sandy Clingenpeel, Desert Southwest Conference Task Force on Economic Inequality, CBCS The Conference Task Force on Economic Inequality is hosting a Zoom presentation on Economic Inequality and Education on March 4, 2021, at 7:00-8:30 PM (MST). We will discuss...

Halt Arizona’s Death March to Executions

By Paul Bullis, Chair of Desert Southwest Conference Prison Reform Ministry WE NEED TO HALT ARIZONA’S DEATH MARCH TO EXECUTING PRISONERS The State of Arizona is poised to resume executing its death row prisoners.  We must act now to halt Arizona’s death march to...

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